Israel hails secret but fruitful ties with Arab states

Israel hails secret but fruitful ties with Arab states

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the regime has “secret” but “fruitful” ties with Arab governments, noting that peace between one-time adversaries would “happen in the end.”

"Our fruitful cooperation with Arab countries is in general secret, but I am confident that relations with them will continue to mature and that this will allow us to enlarge the circle of peace," Netanyahu said Thursday, in a speech to mark the 44th death anniversary of Israel's so-called founder David Ben Gurion.

“The residents of the neighboring countries will cooperate with us because otherwise they will have to cooperate with foreign slavers,” he warned.

Israel has been calling for reconciliation with Arab and Muslim nations of the Persian Gulf region in order to form a united front against Iran.

In November, Israeli military Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot expressed the regime’s readiness “to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran.”

Besides Jordan and Egypt, the Tel Aviv regime currently has no diplomatic relations with the rest of the Arab world.