Written by Nasser Kandil,
As many people thought and promoted the idea that Russia will not abandon Israel at the peak of the Russian words of deploying S-300 missiles in Syria and handing them over to the Syrian Arab Army thinking that they know more than others, today they are promoting the idea that Washington will not abandon Saudi Arabia, and that the Israel's demand from Washington is not neglected. Therefore, as their naïve theory in understanding the strategic balances that rule the countries run by institutions and interests as the case of Russia, their claims of deep understanding and analysis will fall and the new facts which draw the American considerations and interests will emerge.
It seems that the Prime Minister of the occupation entity Benjamin Netanyahu feels more than others of the seriousness of the situation. He is aware after he joined the bank of losers which included Bin Salman that Washington entered the stage of re-mapping, and that the status of the allies is re-determined and that the plan of the deal of the century which failed due to the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and its prevention of its leaders to negotiate on the future of Jerusalem will take with it those who are the cause of the US involvement in the withdrawal from the nuclear understanding with Iran and the American exit from the leadership of the negotiation on the Palestinian cause. Therefore, Washington found itself between two options either to accept the loss and to get involved in the failed battles with Russia and Iran, or to wage a major war that it cannot bear its consequences and it has not the interest in opening its files otherwise it has to do what it is doing now, to rearrange the allies and the map of the region. So at least one of these allies has to pay the cost of closing the files of wars which ended with defeats from Yemen to Syria to Ukraine and elsewhere and their similar in Iraq and Lebanon, especially in the confrontation with Iran on the eve of a new round that ended before it started with the American announcement of exempting half of the customers of the Iranian oil from sanctions.
Netanyahu intervened publicly, he was supported by the Foreign Minister of Bahrain in launching the call not to abandon Saudi Arabia, they are aware that the case of Jamal Khashoggi is just a plea, but all the partners of the Saudi phase are feeling the anticipated threat, they know that the cessation of the war in Yemen under American decision is not a punishment to Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's case, rather it is a new positioning entitled the recognition of the failure to establish an important regional alliance against Iran in the region, which its pillar is the deal of the century. They are aware as well that their scream asking for mercy towards Saudi Arabia, under the slogan that its stability affects the stability of the region is a call to draw new maps which Washington started to open their files, and out of fear that the change in Saudi Arabia leads to the loss of their strength. They shout under the title of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, asking not to behold it what it cannot bear in order to neutralize them from the new situation of Saudi Arabia, since it is a matter that is difficult to control.
Among Saudi Arabia's allies only Netanyahu's words are meaningful in Washington. The Gulf speakers know that they will face their destiny especially in Bahrain, Yemen, and UAE even relatively. And that Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait will affect by the repercussions of this change. Netanyahu is aware of the danger of this moment after the fall of the project of the deal of the century after the American adaption to the Russian position which deters Israel in Syria, as he is aware that the American regression a step backwards from the deal of the century means that Israel will win prizes of normalization, but it does not grant it its lost security, therefore Netanyahu tries with Washington to adjust the map by ensuring the survival of the project even through separated temporal compromises for all the files. But it seems that what has been arranged has been set. Paris Summit between the US and the Russian Presidents paves the way for other summits in Washington and Moscow, where the maps and the projects will be put, the compromises will be made, and the costs will be determined even through postponing bills.
Translated by Lina Shehadeh,