Dr. Nasser Al-Laham, a Palestinian journalist who serves as the editor-in-chief of Maan News Agency and as an analyst for Palestinian and Regional Affairs for Mayadeen TV, said in a September 16, 2020 interview on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) that the UAE and Bahrain mistakenly believe that Israel and the Zionists love them. He said that these countries are clearly not well versed in the Bible, the Talmud, or The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and that Israel's peace deals with the UAE and Bahrain will become a direct occupation of their media, economy, and politics. Furthermore, Dr. Al-Laham said that the Israelis are after the Gulf's billions, and that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wants to follow the example of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Dr. Nasser Al-Laham: "The Emiratis and Bahrainis who normalize [their relations with Israel] believe – and I don't know who planted this conviction in their brains – that the Israelis love them. They are clearly not well versed in the Bible, the Talmud, or The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
"Zionists do not love Arabs. The Zionists came to replace [the Arabs] and not to occupy them. So this will be a direct occupation of the UAE and Bahrain by Israel. It will be occupation in the full sense of the word – the media, the economy, and the politics. They are after the billions of the Gulf. On the stairs, boarding his plane, Netanyahu stated: 'I am going to get the billions.' He wants cash. He wants to follow Trump's example.
"This deal, which the Israelis view as the easy prey that it is, is looked at by the Palestinians with sorrow, because they see the Zionists occupying other Arab capitals. The hearts bleed to see that after 70 years, instead of liberating Palestine, we see other capitals all into forbidden love with the Israeli occupation. At the end of the day, what Israel wants from the Gulf is their money. If they all died in the desert, [Israel] would not even publish an obituary in the press, or on the Israeli TV [channel] that said 'Shalom' to them."