Posted on: August 2, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

It is a bizarre sight to see the Biden administration chase Saudi-Israeli normalization like a dog chasing an electric rabbit around a track. But it’s more than just Washington wanting this deal far more than either Israel or Saudi Arabia does. The price tag for the U.S. to get it done, even if only a small piece of it is revealed to be the actual cost, would undermine not only U.S. strategic interests, but regional and even global ones as well. That’s before we even consider how it would legitimize Benjamin Netanyahu and completely bury the Palestinians in the diplomatic arena. And Biden won’t get anything like the electoral bump he thinks he will either.

This piece at Mondoweiss examines all of these implications.