Saudi Arabia-Iran Pact Marks Setback to Israel’s Efforts to Counter Tehran: Shayndi Raice and Aaron Boxerman, WSJ, Mar. 12, 2023
Israel Not a Factor In Saudi Decision’ to Renew Ties with Iran: Yaacov Lappin, JNS, Mar. 13, 2023
Saudi Arabia and Iran Agree to Restore Ties, in Talks Hosted by China: Vivian Nereim, NY Times, Mar. 10, 2023
New Diplomatic Era In Middle East In Wake of Iran-Saudi Rapprochement – Analysis: Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, Mar. 11, 2023
Israel and Biden Shouldn’t Panic Over Iran-Saudi Deal: Daniel B. Shapira, Haaretz, Mar. 12, 2023 — The news hit like a bolt from the blue, and was initially jarring.
Where Was the US When Iran, Saudi Arabia Restored Ties? – Editorial: Jerusalem Post, Mar. 13, 2023 — The news over the weekend that Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to reestablish relations took many policymakers by surprise and is seen by some as potentially casting a shadow over the possibility of Israel and Saudi Arabia progressing in their relations.
Saudi Arabia Offers Its Price to Normalize Relations with Israel: Michael Crowley, Vivian Nereim and Patrick Kingsley, NY Times, Mar. 11, 2023 — Saudi Arabia is seeking security guarantees from the United States, help with developing a civilian nuclear program and fewer restrictions on U.S. arms sales as its price for normalizing relations with Israel, people familiar with the exchanges say.
China Brokers an Iran-Saudi Rapprochement: Mike Wagenheim, JNS, Mar. 10, 2023 — In a move on Friday that came as a surprise to some, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced renewed ties brokered by China, including the reopening of their respective embassies within two months.
Israel Needs a Powerful Regional Front Against Iran – Opinion: Zvika Haimovich, Jerusalem Post, Mar. 12, 2023 — Three strategic factors are driving the State of Israel and Sunni Arab Gulf countries to closer cooperation with one another – and Iran is the common denominator behind them all.