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Israel-Jordan-Saudi Arabia alliance?

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Submitted by Richard (United States), Jul 15, 2013 at 02:01

Kerry might want to focus on the bigger picture of the entire region, seeing that the Israel-Palestinian issue, while important, is also a decoy and intentional distraction created and promoted by most of the countries surrounding it. I think the editorials and maps by Mark Langfan lay out the most threatening, the most realistic, and the most overlooked aspects of why "turning left" will be an existential mistake.

Although he didn't suggest it, he implies that a new alliance between Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia may be worth considering before making any new deals with the Palestinians. At this point, giving up either the Golan or the West Bank, which is actually a mountain range overlooking 80% of Israel's vital centers, would be suicide.

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