The False Promise of Iraqi-Israeli Peace

No one should be misled by the revelation that several Iraqi delegations visited Israel in 2018, and let that turn into optimism about Iraqi-Israeli relations. Peace with Iraq remains very far away. Iraq is simply the next in line of Israel’s Arab neighbors who express interest in warming relations with the Jewish state when those countries are in distress, but have little to no intention of making peace a reality.

On January 6, the Israeli Foreign Ministry released an Arabic-language statement revealing that a number of delegations from Iraq had visited Israel in 2018, including influential Sunni and Shiite figures. The Foreign Ministry did not name names, but the news made waves in Iraq after it was leaked to the press that some visitors were sitting members of parliament.

Many Iraqi lawmakers, including the speaker of Parliament, demanded that an investigative committee be established and that officials who had come into contact with the “Zionist entity” be punished to the full extent of the law. Every political and public figure in the country was outspoken about their opposition to the normalization of ties with Israel — everyone, that is, except for one former lawmaker. But we’ll get to him later.

via The False Promise of Iraqi-Israeli Peace

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