The other parties with which China has cultivated closer economic ties – Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Israel, Egypt, and Turkey – have less of a sanguine perspective.
They have traveled back to Palestine, which more often they simply call “home,” with some being rejected entry by the Israeli occupants of their lands.
Bahrain, which is under an increasing amount of Emirati influence, aligned with the UAE (rather than Saudi Arabia, as it might have done in the past) on both the questions of renormalizing relations with Syria and establishing full-fledged formalized ties with Israel.
It operated militarily all around the Syrian territory over the years, as it saw the potential loss of its Syrian ally as an existential threat for the axis of resistance against Israel, which includes Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria.
The targeting of Muslims through discriminatory domestic policy is aligned with America’s foreign policy interests, as seen in the hyper-surveillance and targeting of Palestinians to protect Israel’s (fracturing) hegemony of support in American government and society.
Today, Turkey’s Eastern Mediterranean policy depends on the Turkey-Libya EEZ deal that challenges the Mediterranean Energy Plan of Israel, Cyprus, and Greece.
To add insult to injury, in his latest televised speech, Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s secretary general, downplayed the killing of Slim speaking for over an hour without mentioning his name, claiming that the fact that Slim was killed in an area controlled by Hezbollah does not indicate their culpability, and hinted that Slim’s killing might be the work of Israel or any Western party which benefits from politically accusing Hezbollah of the murder.
and Israel, Iran adopted an extensive armament policy to the further concern of its neighbors.
In the past, Russia refused to sell sophisticated weapons to Iran, bending to pressure from the United States and Israel.
A new chapter may have begun in relations between the regional powers – Iran, Israel, Turkey and the kingdom.
Instead, looking at the ways religious belonging and behaving intersect with political identities and behaviors solve the puzzle of apparently very secular projects leading to political battles over Islamically correct social behaviors, which are currently happening not only in Egypt, Iraq, Sudan to name a few but also India, Myanmar or Israel.
At the same time, the prosecutor is beginning an investigation that could lead to prosecution of officials of America’s ally Israel over Israel’s wars in Gaza and its civilian settlements in Palestine territory.
-Israel bilateral affairs also suffered great turbulences due to Obama and Biden's desire to stop the illegal Israeli settlement advancements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
His moves regarding Israel and Saudi Arabia, breaking various arms control treaties, making the Space Force a full military "service", got the US establishment things it clearly wanted but decorum wouldn't allow.
Israel’s embrace by Arab princes adds a new dimension to regional politics.
Despite historical antagonism between Catholics and Jews in Latin America, the Messianic belief that the Second Coming is only possible once Palestine falls under Jewish control drives evangelical political support for Israel.
Following the disastrous Arab-Israeli war of 1967, dubbed an-Naksah, the setback, and the incidents of Black September of 1970 in Jordan, the Muslim-dominated Palestinian refugee influx to Lebanon became a source of paranoia to the Christian leadership.
Uncle Sam’s current interest shifts to boosting the security and economic interests of Israel, its immutable ally thanks to the bipartisan, politically and financially powerful Jewish constituency.