In September, Saudi and Iranian representatives held talks aimed at defusing the longstanding tensions between their respective nations. Together with other diplomatic developments—such as several Arab states’ decision to resume normal relations with Tehran’s client, Bashar al-Assad—this suggests that the rivalry between the Islamic Republic and its allies, on the one hand, and a loose group of Sunni-majority, pro-Western states on the other may be dissolving, and with it the ties that bind the latter camp. Such a realignment could leave Israel—which is firmly aligned with the Saudis and other pro-Western regimes—facing Iran alone, and even undermine the strategic logic of the Abraham Accords. To Jonathan Spyer, however, such a dramatic shift is highly unlikely:
The Arab Anti-Iran Alliance Is Stronger Than It May Seem
What Palestinians Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.
Last week, Americans celebrated the life and legacy of the great civil-rights leader Martin Luther King. The veteran Palestinian activist Bassam Eid, who has dedicated much of his career to criticizing Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza, reflects on what his own people can learn from this great man: