In the Arab world there is no free press. Whatever the liberals and globalists have crammed into you, there is someone sponsoring every newspaper, television, and the like al-jazeeram. And as you know, who is a girl dancing ... for that, she says.
Saudi - the old secret lord of the Arab Middle East. Not a single brawl in the past has not been without her public or private participation. Saudi, almost herself, kept Egypt until Mursi arrived. Egypt's “Muslim Brothers” of the fraternity of Riyadh is like a bone in the throat. Intra-Sunni clashes with peace-loving have never been different, and in Riyadh there are quite a few of them (ruling Saudis). The main value of Saud - not oil, as it would seem, but the presence of the main Muslim shrines. And any radical Muslim country or movement sleeps and sees itself at the head of the heritage of Muhammad. Oil, gas is only a means to possess the Kaaba, Mecca and Medina.
That is why, while the minor religious presidents and prime ministers dominated Istanbul, Turkey’s eyes and efforts were turned to the west. Erdogan has completely different priorities. But for the long road to the revival of the Ottoman Empire, the first step must be taken. And it is made to the Persians, and not to the Arabs, which can not but disturb Riyadh.
Here is an article published in the Ashark El Ausat newspaper, which is sponsored by Riyadh and usually represents his opinion. The headline: "The Israeli-Arab conflict no longer exists." There is no, that's all. What is there, according to Maamun Fanzy? There is an Israeli-Turkish-Iranian conflict. According to the author, the attack of Hamas from Gaza on Israel was made on the Iranian order with the help of the "Muslim Brothers" and their patrons - Turkey and Qatar. Therefore, Mr. Fanzi declares, if Israel wants to make a big deal with the Arab world, the time has come. Arab countries are at the lowest political and military level. The wars we knew before went into history, and today Israel is fighting not with ARAB COUNTRIES, but with the political movements of Hamas and Hezbollah, which are supported by Turkey and Iran, which are not Arabs in any way. What does Mr. Fanzi offer? He expects an Israeli leader, who will arrive in Cairo or Riyadh, and there it is already possible to agree. G.Fanzi believes that in this situation even Tehran can later become a place for negotiations. And while Riyadh was nodding amiably towards Jerusalem, the Egyptian President al-Sisi, a protege of the Saudis, was sent to Moscow.
Here is a fishing line with bait. Welcome, they say, welcome to the Arab Middle East, where everything is sold and bought, where they trade in corpses or their parts, where yesterday's bitter enemy is today's friend, but not the fact that tomorrow is. Israel is now being offered to join the region on an equal footing. It’s not clear how, it’s not clear why, let the person bargain. But the fact and readiness are impressive.
Israeli foreign policy in the region is usually based on ethnic minorities. Druzes and Circassians are our brothers, Kurds are close friends, Lebanese Maroons (Christians) Israel tried to save from extinction. There was a time, some analysts of Israel predicted a regional axis: Israel, the Maruna of Lebanon and Turkey, or the Alawites of Syria (owning Syria, but nonetheless they are in the minority) and the Kurds. Joining the Arab majority can negate these old ties and redefine the entire regional division.
And Assad? Asad may be late.