The Heat: Israeli-Arab cooperation

The Heat

The top diplomats of the United States and four Arab countries met in Israel’s Negev desert late last month.

Bahrain, Morocco and the UAE normalized ties with Israel under the 2020 U.S. initiative known as the Abraham Accords. Egypt became the first Arab state to make peace with Israel back in 1979. On the agenda – counterterrorism, concerns over Iran, and the stalled Palestinian peace process. CGTN’s Stephanie Freid has a report.

To discuss the Negev Summit could mean for the region and beyond: 

  • Negar Mortazavi is an Iranian-American journalist, commentator and host of the “Iran Podcast”.
  • Dan Arbell is a 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service. He’s currently a Scholar-in-Residence at American University’s Center for Israeli Studies. 
  • Omar Baddar is a Middle East political analyst, human rights advocate and co-host of the “This is Palestine” podcast.
  • Paul Salem focuses on political change, conflict and regional and international relations as head of the Middle East Institute.

For more: