Arthur Herman is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author of, among other books, Gandhi and Churchill, Freedom’s Forge, and, most recently, Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior.
Israel has successfully navigated the post-Arab Spring chaos, it has the region’s most powerful military, and it will soon be a major energy player.
Formerly neutral or hostile countries from across the world, including Saudi Arabia and China, are now eagerly courting the Jewish state. What’s going on?
Tens of trillions of cubic feet of gas lie waiting offshore, with the potential to transform the world’s energy map and perhaps even stabilize the Middle East.
After decades of wariness, the two nations are being drawn together by common interests and shared fears.