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The End of the Forty-Year Peace Between Israel and Arab States

posted on December 5, 2012

At The New Republic, Robert Satloff writes that the recent conflict in Gaza may mark “the beginning of a new era in the Middle East—one defined by the end of the region’s forty-year peace.” Satloff argues that since 1973, Israel’s threats have come primarily from within rather than from Arab states in the region—a fact that may be changing. Satloff writes, “With Hamas’s strong political backing from regional states, future historians might very well view the Gaza conflict as the first episode of a new era of renewed inter-state competition and, potentially, inter-state conflict in the Arab-Israeli arena.” 

Read at The New Republic