Israeli–Palestinian Peacemaking

The Role of the Arab States

Because of their good relations with both the US and Israel, certain Arab states are well placed to play an important role in Israeli–Palestinian peacemaking. This briefing explores four scenarios concerning their role in the process and the likely outcomes.

Chatham House briefing Updated 14 December 2020 Published 30 January 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78413 316 0

Arab foreign ministers meet at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo during an extraordinary session to discuss their stance on Jerusalem and the US decision to relocate its embassy to the holy city, 1 February 2018. Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed/Getty Images
— Arab foreign ministers meet at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo during an extraordinary session to discuss their stance on Jerusalem and the US decision to relocate its embassy to the holy city, 1 February 2018. Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed/Getty Images

Greg Shapland

Former Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme