Saturday, September 16, 2023

Amb. Yoram Ettinger: 'Peace accords can't replace national security'

Former Ambassador Yoram Ettinger spoke to Israel National News (INN) about the negotiations to reach a normalization accord with Saudi Arabia and its potential impact on Israel's policies in Judea and Samaria and vis a vis the Palestinian Authority.

Speaking at the "From Oslo to Sovereignty" online conference produced by the Sovereignty Movement and Arutz Sheva - Israel National News, Ettinger said that "In order to understand the room of maneuverability for Israel, we have to realize that the negotiation with Saudi Arabia takes place in the Middle East. Not in North America, not in West[ern] Europe, but in the volcanic Middle East."

Ettinger added that the Middle East has "features" of "unpredictability, shifting reality, high-level fragmentation, violence, intolerance, and maybe most importantly: All regimes in the Arab Middle East do not rise to power through the ballot but through the bullet. As such, they are very, very tenuous." READ MORE