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Biden Should Heed the Concern of Israel and Arab Nations Regarding Iran

November 30, 2020  •  The Dispatch

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu visited Saudi Arabia last week to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). The summit was historic, and could yield a long-sought normalization deal between the only Jewish state and the cradle of Islam.

But the meeting reportedly did not focus on bilateral ties. Rather, it was an effort by the two leaders to coordinate in advance of a possible Biden administration effort to resurrect the controversial 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Outgoing President Donald Trump exited the deal in 2018.

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How Trump can expose biggest lie in Middle East: Palestinian 'refugee' myth

November 24, 2020  •  New York Post

The Trump administration may be on its way out, but it can still ­advance American interests between now and January. This is particularly true in the Middle East, where White House policies have arguably been the most effective. With minimal effort, Trump can address the undying fiction of Palestinian "refugees."

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How To Build Upon Recent Progress in the Middle East

November 17, 2020  •  Newsweek

Litigation surrounding the 2020 presidential election is set to continue for a while, as state legislatures will not report official results until December. Assuming nothing changes, Biden will enter the White House in January. When he does, he will inherit a Middle East policy shaped by his predecessor's most important achievement: the Abraham Accords. The peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel can help inform the policies of the incoming Biden administration in a number of key areas.

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Turkish bank rulings should be a wakeup call for global financial institutions

November 8, 2020  •  Al-Arabiya

Turkish banks are taking a beating in American courts. First, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) refused to dismiss an indictment accusing Halkbank, majority-owned by the Turkish government, of helping Iran bust sanctions. Less than three weeks later, another SDNY judge ruled to move forward with a landmark case against Turkey's Kuveyt Turk Bank for aiding and abetting the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

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How To Maintain Israel's Qualitative Military Edge

November 4, 2020  •  Newsweek

The Arab-Israel conflict appears to be waning. Three Arab countries—the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan—recently announced normalization agreements with Israel. More (Oman, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Kuwait and other African or Asian states) may soon follow. This suggests that Israel, an embattled country since its founding in 1948, is safer. But the reality is more complicated.

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