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Israeli links compromise Asian support to Arabs

14 May 2014, Wednesday

US President Barak Obama was in Asia in April trying to demonstrate that his promised Asian strategic shift was at last real. Meanwhile, the Israelis were already secured in their strategic shift to Asia, writes Nicola Nasser ISRAEL has carved economic inroads into Asia deep enough to have the traditional Asian political support for Arabs compromised. If this trend continues, the growing economic Israeli-Asian relations could in no time translate into political ties that would neutralise Asia in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official visit to Japan from May 11 to 15 is not a historic breakthrough per se in bilateral relations that date back to 1952. Neither is the normalisation of relations in ‘a matter of weeks’ between Israel and Turkey, Detail >>

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