In the reactions denouncing the recent normalization by several Arab countries of ties with Israel, there is something missing in the written text, yet present in the narrative: it regards the vital needs of these countries that are normalizing. Few parties consider the fact that these countries and their people have issues and interests of their own.
A UN peacekeeper sits atop a tank near the office where Israel and Lebanon meet for indirect talks, in south Lebanon’s Naqoura, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP)
People hold a Palestinian flag during a protest against the United Arab Emirates, in Jerusalem's Old City, August 14, 2020. (Reuters)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a virtual meeting with Palestinian factions over Israel and the United Arab Emirates' deal to normalise ties, in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank September 3, 2020. (Reuters)