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Trump's peace plan is stalled, but he's bringing Israel and Gulf states closer

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with Trump. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

In the last year, relations between Israel and the Gulf states have grown warmer and deeper.

Why it's happening: Much of it has to do with the alignment in interests over the Iranian threat, but the Trump administration's efforts to promote a Middle East peace deal and get the Sunni states and Israel to work together have also been a factor.