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Israel’s Good and Bad New Realities

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

New alliances with Arab nations are positive but unstable, and old enemies are most dangerous when in a weakened state. Israel’s immediate surrounding strategic neighborhood has recently become far more positive for it. After all, for now, Israel does not face simultaneous existential threats from both Iran and the Arab world. But that unexpected upturn will demand more vigilance than ever, given the lessons of the past: Alliances of convenience with antithetical states rarely last and do not always ensure long-term security, while enemies like Iran that are declining and desperate grow especially dangerous.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/israel-new-alliances-dangerous-old-enemies/