Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi spoke to the IISS Manama Dialogue conference. "The Abraham accords do not come at the expense of the Palestinians. Quite the opposite, they are an opportunity that should not be missed," he said in a virtual address. "I call on the Palestinians to change their minds and enter direct negotiation with us without preconditions. This is the only way to solve this conflict," he said. Read the report.
There was some controversy when Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia described Israel as a "Western colonizing...incarcerated (Palestinians) in concentration camps under the flimsiest of security accusations— young and old, women and men, who are rotting there without recourse to justice. They are demolishing homes as they wish and they assassinate whomever they want."
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