Iraq: An Israeli Withdrawal from the Jordan Valley Will Turn Israel's Border into a Magnet for Al-Qaeda

(Makor Rishon-Hebrew, 14Feb2014) Pazit Ravina - At a meeting in Rome a month ago, Western diplomats quoted sources in the Iraqi government leadership who warned: "The American plan for an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley will turn Israel's eastern border into a magnet for al-Qaeda groups." "Militants from throughout the Middle East are flowing into the region between Anbar province in Iraq and the eastern deserts of Syria and Jordan. Their influence will also permeate into the territory of Palestine and will change the appearance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

2014-02-17 00:00:00

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