Arab Leaders View Hamas as Worse than Israel – David D. Kirkpatrick
(dailyalert.org, July 31, 2014)
Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states – including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan – that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas. The government in Cairo this time surprised Hamas by publicly proposing a cease-fire agreement that met most of Israel’s demands and none by the Palestinian group. Hamas was tarred as intransigent when it immediately rejected it.
“The Arab states’ loathing and fear of political Islam is so strong that it outweighs their allergy to Benjamin Netanyahu,” said Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington and a former Middle East negotiator. (New York Times)