According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, the UAE is partnering with Israel to sabotage Gulf reconciliation efforts, disrupt relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and exacerbate the breach with Bahrain. Using evidence collected from leaked papers and reports, the newspaper showed the UAE, and Israel’s synchronised attempts to undermine the reconciliation observed at the Saudi Arabia-hosted Al-Ula conference early last year.
Emirates Leaks reported that the UAE and Israel developed a covert collaborative unit to sabotage Gulf reunification. According to an agreement between the UAE’s National Security Advisor Tahnoun Bin Zayed and senior Israeli security officials, the force is also meant to stir tensions among the Gulf States. According to reports, there is a widespread desire to interfere in Gulf matters.
According to the article, the United Arab Emirates and Israel think that reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is detrimental to their interests and slows the pace of public normalisation with Riyadh. Therefore, the campaign to foment conflict between Doha and Riyadh.
After six years and a diplomatic demotion, the UAE restores an envoy to Iran.
According to the leaks, the agreed-upon strategy includes media operations designed to agitate public sentiment against Qatar and anger, Saudi Arabia by criticising Doha’s views. Social media are being utilised for this purpose.
Recent tweets on Israeli and Emirati social media sites contained manipulated footage of prior incidents and words intended to reignite Saudi-Qatari tensions.
This tape comprises a recording provided by Israeli journalist Eddie Cohen of an old clip of Prince Bandar Bin Sultan insulting Qatar and referring to it as a backwater nation in which he makes such an accusation. Immediately, Emirati websites and networks publicised this.
Last year, during the 41st Gulf Summit in Al-Ula, the leaders and delegation heads of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations signed a statement to end the Gulf conflict. They emphasised respect for the values of good neighbourliness.
Recently, however, the presidents of the UAE, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Bahrain convened in El Alamein, Egypt, to start an initiative that executes Abu Dhabi’s regional strategy.
According to the group’s official statement, the leaders addressed regional and worldwide concerns, trends, and collaboration. However, according to the sources, they plan to carry out the UAE’s goal, which includes servicing Israeli interests.