Egypt Becomes Surprise New Player in Syria, to Israel's Delight

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - Egypt has recently contributed to establishing local cease-fires in the Syrian arena after receiving Saudi and Russian permission to conduct negotiations between the rebel militias and the regime, both in Ghouta al-Sharqiya (east of Damascus) and the northern neighborhoods in the city of Homs. From Israel's standpoint, Egypt's involvement is important. Any country engaged in blocking Iran's influence in Syria serves Israel's interests. That's especially true when the country is Egypt, which is Israel's partner in the war on terror in Sinai and an ally (together with Saudi Arabia and Jordan) against the Iranian threat.

2017-08-21 00:00:00

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