US views will influence what Netanyahu decides to do on 1 July. Those of other major international actors might do so too. But domestic political considerations may be even more important.
Arab Digest · The Influencers
Jordan’s king is fighting back against the looming Israeli annexation of West Bank territory that includes the Jordan Valley.
The Israeli coalition agreement gives Netanyahu the opportunity to annex large parts of the West Bank. But will he do it?
Countries across the MENA region are facing severe water shortages yet have done little to ameliorate a shared problem. Will the Covid-19 pandemic teach them that working cooperatively is the only way to resolve a looming crisis?
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.
Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.
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.
Summary: Both Algeria and Tunisia have cause for concern as the war in Libya, fuelled and supported by outside players, continues with no end in sight.