New Egyptian Survey Data Show a Combination of Apathy and Hostility toward Israel

Examining a reliable poll of Egyptian public opinion—a rare thing in this unfree country—David Pollock highlights some key findings about attitudes toward the Jewish state and its conflict with the Palestinians:

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More about: Egypt, Israel-Arab relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Trump Peace Plan

The War in Yemen Isn’t about Local Grievances, but Iran’s Bid for Regional Dominance

In 2004, a group called Ansar Allah—also known as the Houthis, after the tribe that dominates the movement—launched an insurgency against the government of Yemen, and in 2014 seized the capital city of Sanaa. Since then, a bloody civil war has engulfed the country, with Iran backing the Houthis and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and (until recently) the U.S. backing their opponents.

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Read more at European Eye on Radicalization

More about: Al Qaeda, Anti-Semitism, Iran, U.S. Foreign policy, Yemen