Qatar, cold shoulders for Kerry, and a mysterious offer
Recent developments in the region hold out both promise and threats for Israel.
A trio of new developments is worthy of notice. All of them affect Israel directly or indirectly.
As a first result of the Saudi crackdown on Qatar, a dozen major Muslim Brotherhood (MB) officials were “invited” to leave the emirate (read “expelled”). They will not be homeless, of course. Turkey among others will be happy to receive them, but the development is significant as a first step towards removing Qatar from the shrinking support group behind Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorists. The content of the Arabic broadcasts on Al-Jazeera should be carefully monitored to see if it changes significantly from its former anti-West, anti-Israel and pro-terrorist stance, which was another Saudi demand. This is good news for Israel, and potentially even better.