Israel-Saudi-UAE ‘axis’ undermining U.S. efforts in Egypt

The Wall Street Journal reports: The U.S.’s closest Middle East allies are undercutting American policy in Egypt, encouraging the military to confront the Muslim Brotherhood rather than reconcile, U.S. and Arab officials said.

The parallel efforts by Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have blunted U.S. influence with Egypt’s military leadership and underscored how the chaos there has pulled Israel into ever-closer alignment with those Gulf states, officials said.

A senior Israeli official called the anti-Muslim Brotherhood nations “the axis of reason.”

The Obama administration first had sought to persuade Egyptian military leader Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi not to overthrow the elected government of President Mohammed Morsi and then to reconcile with his Muslim Brotherhood base.

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  1. Norman

    Interesting that now the Israelis are aligned with the Arabs. Of course, there are the riches that Israel doesn’t have. While it may be true that people of Jewish background control vast wealth in the world, donate to the Israeli cause, it still isn’t Israels to flout at the rest of the world. If the Israeli influence over the U.S. wasn’t what it is today, perhaps the M.E. wouldn’t be in such a mess.

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