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Yes, but how does the Sunni rapprochement figure in?

Reader comment on item: Pushing for an Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to End the Conflict with the Palestinians

Submitted by Dave, Dec 2, 2018 at 21:22

The strongest argument I've heard in favor of Netanyahu's restraint was that it does not rock the boat with Egypt, Saudi and the Gulf states, as Israel's relations with some of the Sunni states have improved. There's the intelligence sharing with the KSA, and the recent sale of an intel system to them. And Sisi is a strong foe of Hamas, to list a few developments.

Sure, they hate and fear the radicals that threaten them, like the MB and Iran, but I wonder how far their forbearance would really go if Israel took off the gloves. Maybe they would admire Israel's strength of purpose, and gain respect for Israel's resolve. It bears some thought, and I don't have a crystal ball.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1What kind of victory the "Israeli Victory" means? [118 words]Vadim AnshelevichDec 8, 2018 13:22246438
Hamas [73 words]HaywardDec 7, 2018 23:19246432
2From West Germany to the West Bank [263 words]Peter WeiszDec 5, 2018 20:32246400
1Victory? [26 words]Stuart KaufmanDec 3, 2018 14:37246363
4An Israeli victory would also be an Arab victory, because it's the only option that would lead to mutual peace and prosperity. Here's how it would look: [309 words]G MarcusDec 3, 2018 10:43246356
A two front war would be hard [73 words]Eagle of NorwayDec 8, 2018 13:59246356
So Correct. thank You [48 words]Gary SackDec 3, 2018 09:40246354
the occupation dilemma [157 words]mythDec 3, 2018 06:57246350
Victory as a means of peace [145 words]Ilbert PhillipsDec 3, 2018 00:49246342
1Yes, but how does the Sunni rapprochement figure in? [122 words]DaveDec 2, 2018 21:22246341
Correction: These were not "460 rockets and missiles" [131 words]AnonDec 2, 2018 14:34246337

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