GAME OF BRIDGES

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July 11, 2017 11:18

Israel is working to prevent a Shi’ite corridor in the region, while building links with Sunni Arab states.




Iranian demonstration

Iranian demonstrators burn a structure displaying the flags of the US, Britain, and Israel during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Tehran in 2015; the green banner reads ‘Saud family’. (photo credit:REUTERS)

TWO LAND corridors preoccupy the minds of Israeli leaders and military chiefs. One is a source of concern; the other is a source of hope – both are connected and derive from the same strategy, which brings Israel closer to Saudi Arabia.

The first land corridor, the one which worries Israel, is what it calls the “Shi’ite Crescent.”

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