Officially, the commonplace narrative is premised on the fact that Palestine is the first and foremost Arab issue. From the onset, Arab countries joined forces to resist Israel. Over the years, especially after the Camp David Accords, the Arab States have clearly shown a consistent regression and become fully available to normalise relations with Israel.
An observer can note that the latest wave of normalisation has characteristics that are distinguished from previous ones. Firstly, normalisation is taking place against the backdrop of a partial United States withdrawal from the region. Secondly, we are therefore not only facing a normalisation process in the aftermath of a war to prevent an upcoming one. What is at stake is new regional alliances, military and economic blocs, and new alignments of forces across the region. This may at times be so to the extent that some countries have embraced the Zionist right wing ideology and engaged in regional schemes.
Given their importance, this issue of Qadaya Israeliya [Israeli Affairs] addresses and provides a critical and objective investigation and analysis of these developments, including respective reflections on the question of Palestine.