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Seeking Protection in a Hostile World

Reader comment on item: Feeling Optimistic about Israel and the Emirates

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 14, 2020 at 19:30

What may be described as a fete of great accomplishment in a world that is awash in attempts to seek some sense of rationality during what can be described in antithetical terms as the worst epidemiological disaster the world is experiencing since the World Wars, the Israeli arrangement with the United Arab Emirates arrives with such a sensation of mixed reviews, one can barely encounter the contentions and expectations without being, as the Doctor initially poses, being skeptical. To be sure, the announcement has the immediate gratification of an astounding accomplishment; but not all are in concert with the potentials of expected results even as the idea that this could happen at all are considered.
Some thoughts about what the 'Trump Prosperity for Peace' might have brought in terms of annexing the Jordan Valley or Judea-Samaria, amongst other aspects of the volatile response that were expected if Israel actually began annexation were apparently allayed temporarily as the UAE was considered as 'partners' in keeping the peace in the near term situation of all the other actors ready to push hard on all borders. So protection in the near term is deemed more acceptable as the full consequences of annexation is considered during the 'hudna,' the pause before the inevitable firestorm.

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