Ya'alon: Instability in Mideast drawing Israel closer to some Arab states

January 28, 2014 10:04


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday that the deterioration of some nation states in the Middle East is causing chronic instability in the region, but is also creating opportunities for Israel.

Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv, Ya'alon said that the Sunni axis of states which includes Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain has common enemies and common interests with Israel.

These Arab states see the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran and al-Qaida as threats, much like Israel, and look to the United States for leadership, Ya'alon said.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 15, 2018
Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton to visit Israel next week