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December 2, 2011 9:20 am

Israel Building New Alliances to Counter Islamist Gains

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Prime Minister Netanyahu with his Greek counterpart.

JPost – Israel is actively looking for friends and allies further afield to counterbalance dramatic Islamic gains in the immediate neighborhood, a senior government official said this week as Islamists appeared to coast to a sweeping victory in Egypt’s parliamentary elections.

According to the official, the collapse of so many Arab regimes in the region – coupled with Iran and Turkey sitting on the sidelines waiting to exploit the situation for their own benefit – has Israel looking at three clusters of states as allies and possible counterweights.

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