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Arab states–Israeli alliance against Iran

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Arab–Israeli alliance against Iran
TypeUnofficial alliance
PurposeIran–Saudi Arabia and Iran–Israel proxy conflict
  • Levant and Arabian Peninsula
Middle East
[citation needed]
[original research?]
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates

The Arab-Israeli alliance against Iran,[1][2][3] also known as Israeli–Sunni Coalition,[4][5] or Israeli–Sunni Alliance,[6] is an anti-Iranian unofficial coalition in Western Asia, nurtured by the United States.[7] The coordination is taking place in light of the mutual regional security interests of Israel and mostly Sunni Arab States led by Saudi Arabia,[8] and their standoff against Iranian interests across the Middle East - the Iran–Israel proxy conflict and the Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict. The Arab states participating in the coordination group are the core of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Those include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman.[2]

In 2020, as part of the Abraham Accords, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco normalized relations with Israel, citing Iranian threats to the region as a factor.[9]


By 2016 GCC states have sought strengthened economic and security cooperation with Israel, who is involved in its own proxy conflict with Iran.[10]

The coalition emerged by November 2017.[11]

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Iran AND Saudi Arabia : Arab–Iranian conflict

Other articles of the topic Iran : Chamaki, Fakhrabad, Semnan, Mazraeh-ye Dariush Baharvand Ahmadi, Mushabad, Qareh Tikanlu, Chahu Genow-e Bala, Mazraeh-ye Jowzar

Other articles of the topic Saudi Arabia : List of largest residences in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Regional League, Qatar–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict, King Fahd Suburbs, Arab–Iranian conflict, Saudi Arabia–Turkey proxy conflict, Al-Anwar Club Stadium

Other articles of the topic Israel : Arabs for Israel, Israel men's junior national softball team, El Gaucho אל גאוצ'ו, Dunkin' Donuts Israel (דאנקן דונאטס), Bnei Brit HaHadasha

Other articles of the topic United Arab Emirates : UAE–Qatar football rivalry, Al Twar Center, Noor Al Suwaidi, 2020 United Arab Emirates explosions, Lurento, United Arab Emirates

  • Arab League–Iran relations
  • Russia–Turkey proxy conflict
  • Qatar diplomatic crisis
  • Qatar–Saudi Arabia diplomatic conflict
  • 2017 Lebanon–Saudi Arabia dispute
  • 2019–2021 Persian Gulf crisis
  • International Maritime Security Construct
  • Russia–Syria–Iran–Iraq coalition
  • Shia–Sunni relations
  • Middle Eastern Cold War (disambiguation)
  • Arab Cold War
  • Axis of Resistance


  1. Gary Sick; Sick: Alliance against Iran, Council on Foreign Relations January 23, 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 The solidifying Arab-Israeli Alliance "Relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia continue in the shadows, with reports of senior Israeli officials regularly visiting the Gulf States. Israeli cabinet ministers have openly visited the UAE and Oman, with more set to take place in the future."
  3. Totten, Michael J. (2016). "The New Arab–Israeli Alliance". World Affairs. 179 (2): 28–36. doi:10.1177/0043820016673779. JSTOR 26369507. Unknown parameter |s2cid= ignored (help)
  4. "Jordan's Shift Back to the Sunni-Israeli Coalition - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy". washingtoninstitute.org. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  5. "The New Arab–Israeli Alliance". World Affairs Journal. Archived from the original on 2019-11-03. Retrieved 2019-02-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "The Israel-Sunni alliance - Jerusalem Report - Jerusalem Post". jpost.com. 2017-11-21. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  7. Lesley Wroughton (13 February 2019). "U.S. meeting on Middle East brings together Israel, Gulf Arab states". Reuters. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  8. "Saudi Arabia and Israel anti-Iran alliance". Business Insider. 2017-02-19. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  9. Entous, Adam (June 18, 2018). "Donald Trump's New World Order". The New Yorker. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  10. Ramani, Samuel (12 September 2016). "Israel Is Strengthening Its Ties With The Gulf Monarchies". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  11. Marcus, Jonathan (24 November 2017). "What's shaping the Israel-Saudi 'alliance'". BBC News. Retrieved 20 January 2020.

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