Despite his current foreign policy debacle in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden could set himself up for a Nobel Prize if he follows the path carved out by the former administration in encouraging rapprochement between Israel and Saudi Arabia, according to an article in the Washington Examiner.
Quoting ALL ISRAEL NEWS Editor-in-Chief Joel C. Rosenberg’s upcoming book, “Enemies and Allies,” an article published on Monday said the road map to a peace prize is contained within.
Paul Bedard, who described Rosenberg as an expert on the peace process, writes:
In fact, author and newsman Joel Rosenberg has laid out a path for the Democratic administration, and it drives straight through Saudi Arabia, the Arab giant in the peace process that the Biden administration has been struggling to deal with.
The reason it’s so important, said Rosenberg in his upcoming book “Enemies and Allies: An Unforgettable Journey inside the Fast-Moving and Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East,” is that he is certain that Riyadh is finally going to normalize relations with Israel, which should set the stage for other Arab powers to follow.
“I have little doubt the Saudis are going to normalize relations with Israel. As I see it, the question is not if, but when,” he wrote. And in giving advice to the White House, he suggested that the president lighten up a bit in his criticism of the country to prevent undercutting the Saudis as they change decades of anti-Israel policy.
Former President Donald Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his administration’s work in brokering the Abraham Accords, the historic peace treaties between Israel and Muslim nations including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
At the time, Trump had predicted that several more nations would be joining and after a reported secret meeting between then Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in November, many expected Saudi Arabia would be next to join.
Trump's diplomacy efforts were curtailed after he failed to get reelected, but Rosenberg said it is still a possibility – it just depends on Biden.
But Biden has taken a decidedly opposite approach to Trump whose administration struck a friendly tone with the Saudis.
Rosenberg contends, however, that if the Saudis make peace with Israel, it sets the stage for other Arab powers to follow suit – and creates a slam-dunk foreign policy victory for the Biden administration.
“If Biden can help the Saudis defend themselves against Iran and its terror proxies, improve their human rights record, advance their Vision 2030 agenda, normalize relations with Israel, and provide the Palestinians a realistic pathway to peace that in no way endangers Israel, he and his administration will have made a significant and lasting difference in the Middle East,” Rosenberg writes in his book. “And earn Nobel Peace Prizes of their own.”
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