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Unpacking Israeli Reactions to Iran-Saudi Deal

Ali Shamkhani, a close adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni, right, shakes hands Friday with Wang Yi, China's top foreign policy official, during a meeting with Saudi Arabia's National Security adviser and Minister of State Musaad bin Mohammed al-Aiban in Beijing. NOURNEWS AGENCY / AFP

As Israel’s famously feisty commentariat lays into the China-brokered Iran-Saudi thaw, the country’s reactions will likely have broader impacts. Israel’s own role in the region’s security landscape is at play, but its close relationship with the United States will also influence how Washington deals with the broader geopolitical implications of China’s emerging role.

To unpack these factors, we reached out to Tuvia Gering, a prominent analyst focusing on China-Middle East relations. He is a researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies’ Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation Israel-China Policy Center and a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub. He also produces the Discourse Power newsletter, which focuses on China-Middle East relations.

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