Dark and dangerous days for Israel

September 12, 2011

With a vote on Palestinian statehood looming, Israel has lost its two best allies in the region – Turkey and Mubarak’s Egypt.   It’s most important ally – the United States – is led by the least Israel-friendly administration in memory, and is being pressured by a more strategically important ally to accept Palestinian statehood.

The Middle East is always a tinderbox awaiting a spark; a UN recognition of Palestinian statehood followed by an Israeli/Turkish naval skirmish could easily consume the entire region.


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