For the last several years the friendship between India and Israel has grown considerably to take on the form of an alliance in both technology and defense. Judaism and Hinduism are the two most ancient religions in the world creating a real mutual respect between them.
The mutual interests of India and Israel now align with the Sunni Arabs whose interest is in stopping Iranian expansion. For the Indians they are primarily concerned with Pakistan.
The Abraham Accords allowed not only peace between Israel and the Gulf States, but a cross relationship between the Sunni Arabs and India. The power of this tripartite cannot be overstated. All three powers now working together have the ability and appears the will to eject themselves from America’s orbit and chart their own independent foreign policy.
This becomes far more important now that the Biden administration appears ready to woo Iran back into its orbit as well as wanting to reengage Pakistan. For Israel, the Abraham Accords shattered the State Department’s ill understood philosophy that “peace with the Palestinians” was central to the issues of the region. The UAE has now made it clear that it isn’t.
The Biden administration’s foreign policy is based on the same Middle East playing field that existed during Obama’s tenure. Fortunately for Israel, the Arab States, and India – too much has changed for Biden to openly reverse course now.