(L-R)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, in Washington, DC, September 15, 2020. – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates arrived September 15, 2020 at the White House to sign historic accords normalizing ties between the Jewish and Arab states. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Bahrain-Israel Deal: Is This the End of the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

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Could it be? Is the Arab-Israeli conflict over? In the last 30 days, Israel has established formal, normalized relations with two Arab countries in the Gulf. 

The cynical or, perhaps, the skeptical among us will find reason to look at this askance. Try to remove your political cap and don a historical one instead. I believe that this period — August and September of 2020 — will be seen as an inflection point in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

There are two primary ways to describe this conflict in Israel. Before the state of Israel was d...

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