Israel’s rising stature as a military power in the region is clearly a by-product of the new US policy decision to reduce its own military presence in the Mideast

Israel: Still the ‘Strong Horse’
by Lawrence A. Franklin
September 4, 2021

Israel — no longer diplomatically isolated — appears to be assuming a more prominent political and military role in the Middle East. Following Israel’s generous peace terms with its Arab neighbors, states such as Egypt and Jordan decided decades ago to establish diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. More recently, Islamic countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan also decided to normalize ties with Israel. Presently, these strong new ties appear to be leading to cooperation on an ever-deeper strategic level, especially regarding the destabilizing threat to the area posed by an increasingly aggressive and hegemonic Iran. READ MORE

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