During His Long Reign, Sultan Qaboos of Oman Fostered Ties with Israel

Jan. 14 2020

When he died last Friday, Qaboos bin Said al-Said was the longest-ruling head of state in the Arab world, having seized power in Oman from his father in 1970. Omanis are overwhelmingly Ibadi Muslims, neither Shiite nor Sunni, which positioned Qaboos to act frequently as an intermediary between Iran and its Sunni rivals. But he was also the among the first Arab leaders to make peaceful overtures to the Jewish state, as Yoel Guzansky and Efraim Halevy write—although full diplomatic relations do not yet exist between the two countries:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Israel diplomacy, Oman, Yitzhak Rabin

Zionism Isn’t Just about Ensuring Jewish Survival. It’s Also about Jewish Flourishing

Jan. 21 2021

Answering the question “Why am I Zionist?” Douglas Feith writes:

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