Should Israel Worry about Trump's Huge Saudi Arms Deal?

(Times of Israel) Judah Ari Gross - President Donald Trump signed a $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday. According to former National Security Council head Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, Israel has no reason to worry about the new, massive Saudi-U.S. arms deal. "It does not change the balance [of power] in the Middle East. The U.S. administration is very sensitive about keeping Israel's military edge." Amidror said that beefing up Saudi Arabia's military against Iran, a common enemy with Israel, might increase the Saudis' "self-confidence" and their readiness to expand their engagement with the Jewish state in an anti-Iran alliance.

2017-05-22 00:00:00

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