Little Chance for a Sunni Arab Alliance with Israel

(Israel Hayom) Zalman Shoval - President Trump sees the proximity of interests between Israel, the Sunni Arab countries and the U.S. on the Iran issue as a stimulus for advancing peace. But do these ideas, which in themselves are positive, match the reality of the Sunni Arab world? In truth, the alliance mentioned is between Arab countries and America, not Israel. The Arab street - including in Egypt and Jordan which are at peace with Israel - does not seek normalization with Israel, but rather sympathizes with its enemies. Since this is the case, how much would Arab leaders be willing to endanger their standing with their people in exchange for genuine rapprochement with Israel? The writer is a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S.

2017-06-01 00:00:00

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