Why the Arab World Isn't Outraged by Netanyahu's West Bank Vow

(New York Times) Ben Hubbard - Netanyahu's vow to extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley comes after strategic shifts in the Middle East have pushed the Palestinian cause down the priority list of many Arab leaders. Across the region, Arab states like Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Iraq are still reeling from the aftermath of the Arab Spring uprisings and the fight against the Islamic State, leaving them more focused on internal issues. Persian Gulf monarchies like Saudi Arabia now worry more about Iran's regional influence, a concern they share with Israel.

2019-09-11 00:00:00

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