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Assad Regime Prepares for Idlib Offensive, U.S. Cuts Support for Palestinian Refugees, and Iraqi Factions Jockey to Form a Government
The Syrian regime is readying an assault on one of the rebels’ last enclaves, the Trump administration slashes its remaining funding to the Palestinian refugee agency, and two parliamentary coalitions battle for control of the Iraqi government.
Even an imperfect, partial election would be better than the destructive power struggle that could result when Mahmoud Abbas finally leaves office.
The Assad regime captures Deraa, the Trump administration tries a “Gaza first” approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and Erdogan’s new cabinet worries markets.
U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.
Iran cracks down on protests, Saudi economic reforms stoke royal divisions, and the Trump administration considers cuts to Palestinian aid.
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Temple Mount Protests Wind Down, New Ceasefire in Libya Complicates Peace Effort, Hajj Gets Caught in Gulf Crisis, and Lebanon’s PM Makes Pitch in DC
Two weeks of protests appear to be ending in Jerusalem, France pushes through a ceasefire in Libya but peace remains elusive, Saudi Arabia and Qatar trade accusations of politicizing the pilgrimage to Mecca, and Lebanon’s Saad Hariri lobbies Washington.
An eight-day trip to Israel and the West Bank leaves me strangely confused. The overt signs are optimistic but the long-term prognosis for peace is grim.
Dan Arbell discusses Obama's final options in solidifying his legacy on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.