Dr. Mordechai Kedar is a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University. He served in IDF Military Intelligence for 25 years, specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena.
There are many reasons the Palestinian Arabs oppose Trump’s initiative, but a central one is that Iran stands behind Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and the Islamic Republic opposes any agreement that puts an end to hostilities with Israel.
Obama\s advisors’ refusal to try to understand why Afghanistan remained dysfunctional after years of US efforts, is the reason the US is now signing an agreement with the reborn Taliban it destroyed 17 years ago.
Arab hatred of Turkey is so extreme that the last thing the Arab states wish to see is the return of the Ottoman Empire whose police tortured and killed them without mercy. This can and should lead to strange alliances.