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Will Israel's Shift Right Slow the Warming With Its Arab Neighbors?

May 8, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, second from left, stands during the opening ceremony of the IRU World Congress, a regional transportation conference, in Muscat, Oman, on Nov. 7, 2018.

Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, second from left, attends a 2018 regional transportation conference in Muscat, Oman. Many Gulf Arab states have reached out to Israel in recent years; the election of a new right-wing Israeli government will test those relations.

(MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)

Over the past couple of years, Israel has started growing closer to countries in the Persian Gulf region that once rejected it. But a government interested in abandoning the two-state solution and annexing parts of the West Bank will find its newfound relationships tested....

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