Gaza Hides a War Over the Arabs' Future

[Daily Star-Lebanon] Michael Young - What we see developing in the Middle East is an accelerating counterattack by non-state actors such as Hamas, Hizbullah and Islamic Jihad, all backed by a rising Iran, against the majority of Arab states committed to a negotiated peace with Israel. Manipulating the emotions that the fate of the Palestinians invariably releases among Arabs, Tehran above all, but also the militant Islamist groups, are attempting to redraw the regional balance of power through a normalization of the armed struggle against Israel and a delegitimization of Arab states opposed to this.

2009-01-02 06:00:00

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