Jordan’s relations with Iraq, Syria and Qatar have improved. Iran remains hostile. With other countries in the region, the direction of travel is less clear.
Despite its rich Jewish heritage, its low-key links to Israel and its need for a good relationship with the US, Morocco has stuck to its principles on Jerusalem and Palestine.
King Abdullah is unhappy with the state of relations between his country and Israel but hopes for better things after the forthcoming Israeli elections. Jerusalem is what matters most.
As details of the “deal of the century” filter down Arab states back the Palestinians and turn away from Washington.
Middle East states who backed the deal that President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu unveiled on 28 January may have reason to reconsider.
MBS’s tough handling of tribal leaders and development plans for Saudi mega-project Neom stoke internal criticism and are criticised as capitulation to Israel.
After much delay the Kushner Middle East peace deal is finally rolled out in Washington.
EU foreign ministers discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but apparently without any serious consideration of the recognition of Palestine as a state. The EU has been sporadically assertive in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem.)
A week ago Hamas and Israel appeared to be close to a deal. The Suleimani assassination may, for the foreseeable future, have just scuppered it.
The assassination of the Iranian Quds Force general Qassem Suleimani dramatically alters the political landscape of the Middle East. How Iran responds will determine if the region is marching toward a major war.