By Theodore Shoebat
Looking at the recent alliance formed between Israel and the UAE, is is very obvious what is happening: Israel and the Arabs of the UAE need to join forces to combat Iran. As we read from a report from Reuters:
Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to the fight against Iran.
The Americans got the Israelis to forsake their plan of annexing 30% of the West Bank as part of the agreement which solidifies the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is actually more open to the idea of peace with Israel than other Arab countries. This openness was seen in the fact that the UAE had a papal mass in its country, the first ever in any gulf state. But beyond this, the real reason the UAE is willing to establish relations with Israel is because the Arabs are terrified of Iran, which is a major regional power that hates the Arabs. Saudi Arabia was supposedly not privy to the agreement with Israel, but since the UAE is has such close ties with the House of Saud, it makes sense that this agreement extends to Saudi Arabia. In the words of Graeme Wood, writing for the Atlantic: “The final affinity among these states is hatred of Iran, which would destroy Israel and many of the Sunni Arab states if it had the chance.” This observation was echoed by the Wall Street Journal:
The Gulf Arab states have historically held off doing so amid Israel’s long-running conflict with the Palestinians. But in recent years Israel and several Gulf states have been brought closer together through shared enmity with Iran, which they see as destabilizing the region.
The Iranians have already expressed their adversity towards the deal, with Iranian official Hossein Amirabdollahian saying that it will not bring peace to the region. Iran’s Tasnim news agency, which is connected to the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards, called the deal “Shameful.” The peace agreement is not going to stop Iran’s aspirations of destroying Saudi Arabia. The proxy war in Yemen between Saudi Arabia and Iran is just another stage of the anger that will eventually implode into an Iranian destruction of the Arab Gulf. There will be a horrific attack on Saudi Arabia by Iran, and this will spark a huge refugee crisis from the Arab Gulf. With this are we reminded of the words of the Prophet Isaiah:
In the forest in Arabia you will lodge,
O you traveling companies of Dedanites.
O inhabitants of the land of Tema,
Bring water to him who is thirsty;
With their bread they met him who fled.
For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword,
From the bent bow, and from the distress of war. (Isaiah 21:13-15)