Prof. Alexander Bligh

Prof. Alexander Bligh

Prof. Alexander Bligh is the chair of the Department of Israel and Middle Eastern Politics and director of the Israel National Strategic Assessment Center at The College of Judea and Samaria, Ariel, and president of Strategic Objects, a consulting firm dealing with risk assessment and coaching for the higher echelons of the Israeli political and economic scene.

The Saudi Initiative: A Starting Point for an Israeli-Saudi Dialogue?

| March 27, 2007

The recently revived Saudi Initiative is premised on terms permanently unacceptable to Israel. Nevertheless, given current realities, Israel should not reject the initiative out of hand. Israel should take advantage of the initiative in order to transform it into a real opening for direct yet secret negotiations with Saudi Arabia.