Gaza Fighting Is "Proxy War" for Entire Mideast

(CNN) Josh Levs - "Most Arab states are actively supporting Israel against the Palestinians - and not even shy about it or doing it discreetly," says CNN analyst Ali Younes. It's a "joint Arab-Israeli war consisting of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia against other Arabs - the Palestinians as represented by Hamas....From the perspective of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE and some other Arab states, what the Israeli Prime Minister is doing is fighting this war against Hamas on their behalf so they can finish the last stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood." Danielle Pletka, vice president of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, says, "It's no longer the Muslims against the Jews. Now it's the extremists - the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hizbullah, and their backers Iran, Qatar and Turkey - against Israel and the more moderate Muslims including Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia."

2014-08-03 00:00:00

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