VDH: New alliances with Arab nations are positive but unstable, and old enemies are most dangerous when in a weakened state

NATIONAL REVIEW
Israel’s Good and Bad New Realities
by Victor Davis Hanson
September 3, 2019

…Indeed, if there exists a continuing strategic threat to Israel from the Arab world, it will be its increasing pressure on the Jewish state to get into a one-on-one fight with Iran. The Arabs could then play the role of Joseph Stalin from 1939 to 1941, when he gleefully saw the western campaigns of his new partner of convenience, Hitler, as a win-win that would weaken both the double-dealing Nazis on his new Polish border and the hated capitalists of the Western democracies. A second reason for the Middle East’s realignment is that the U.S. is now the world’s largest producer — and soon exporter — of oil and gas, making it more or less immune to Arab strategic pressures. READ MORE

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