The Factors Working in Israel's Geopolitical Favor

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.

The Expedient regasification ship shown anchored off the coast of Israel on February 26, 2015. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images.

The Expedient regasification ship shown anchored off the coast of Israel on February 26, 2015. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images.

Last Word
Dec. 1 2016
About the author

Arthur Herman is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author, most recently, of 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (HarperCollins, 2017).


If any other evidence were needed, the recent fires in, especially, Haifa bring home that the title of my essay, “Everybody Loves Israel,” was not to be taken literally. I stipulated as much at the outset of the essay, and I’m happy that both Robert Satloff and Eran Lerman agree.

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