Poll: 80 percent of Saudis support establishing diplomatic relations with Israel

Poll: 80 percent of Saudis support establishing diplomatic relations with Israel
Poll: 80 percent of Saudis support establishing diplomatic relations with Israel
New statistics revealed that there is support within Saudi society for establishing diplomatic relations between the Gulf kingdom and Israel, according to a poll conducted by the Foundation.fluffyNew York-based Research Institute.

The poll, published by the newspaper, “The Jerusalem Post80% of Saudis support the normalization of relations with Israel within the next five years.

The desire to establish relations with Israel for the Saudis and other Arab peoples who participated in the survey stems from motives related to “promoting common interests around climate change, water and food security, technology and advanced science,” in addition to “mutual benefit in trade and investment in health care and education.”

The poll was conducted in 5 Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, the Emirates, and Palestine, in June and July, before the announcement of an agreement to sign a peace treaty between the UAE and Israel.

Saudi Arabia has witnessed many social reforms since Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ascension to the crown prince in the oil-rich kingdom, whereby women were granted the right of guardianship over themselves while being allowed to drive a car, in addition to ending the authority of the religious police represented by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, in addition to the opening of the country. In front of foreign tourism, with a clear interest in leisure activity.

In the middle of last month, the United States of America hosted at the White House a ceremony to sign a peace treaty between the UAE and Israel, in addition to the signing of a declaration in support of peace between Bahrain and Israel as well.

The poll also showed that many Arabs were in favor of normalizing relations with Israel, provided that steps are taken to resolve the conflict with the Palestinians.

Despite this, the majority of Arab respondents believe that some Arab countries are actually heading to establish relations with Israel without ending this conflict.

With the exception of the Palestinians, 40 percent of the people of other Arab countries who participated in the survey said that Arab countries should work to convince Israel of the benefits of resolving the conflict and normalizing relations with other countries in the region.

Another poll, prepared by the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policy, showed that 67 percent of Israeli Jews believe that the next most important step is for Israel to reach similar agreements with other Arab countries, along the lines of the “Abraham” treaty with the Emirates and declaring support for peace with Bahrain.

The poll confirmed that 24 percent of those who responded is the most important for them to develop cooperation with Saudi Arabia, then Egypt by 12 percent, the UAE by 11 percent, and Jordan by 4 percent.

The UAE is the country that Israelis would like to visit with a rate of 23 percent, followed by Lebanon at 7 percent, while 44 percent said that the economic field is the most important for development with the Gulf state after the signing of the peace treaty.

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