From Honestreporting.com, May 19, 2015
Mudar Zahran, a Jordanian-Palestinian journalist, explains why Israel is vital to the US and Arabs.
Let’s not get confused here — we Arabs are most likely going to keep hating Israel and Jews for decades to come. Still, we may have reached the point where we publicly admit that Israel is a better partner than our so-called Muslim brothers in Iran, Syria or elsewhere.
After all, a strong Israel has never threatened us without a provocation, while Iran is burning up Syria, dismembering Lebanon and destabilizing Bahrain. Iran would also be threatening Saudi Arabia from Yemen, were it not for the tough and pragmatic Saudi deputy crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, who decided to lead the fight on Iran’s militias there.
An Iranian expansion into Arab states would destroy us Arabs and severely damage American interests and national security. Israel is now the only sane regional power capable of stopping Iran. Iran knows this and thus has limited its harassment of both Arabs and the U.S.
If Israel were to disappear tomorrow, Iran would be in Jordan, Bahrain and even Kuwait the next morning.