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The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan after the American withdrawal from that country puts Afghanistan’s Islamists in a leadership role among radical Islamists worldwide, as opposed to Islam’s traditional heartland in the Middle East, explains former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani.

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“Countries have interests, they don’t necessarily have friends, and the Saudis have come to the conclusion that it is in their national interests to make peace with the Israelis,” said attorney Eric Levine, a participant and board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

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"For a long time, the Saudis haven’t liked the current Lebanese government. They are refusing to help Lebanon because they feel Hezbollah controls the political system and influences everything,” said Orna Mizrahi, senior research fellow at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

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“This is part of the Iranian strategy to become regional hegemons. Hence, the first thing that needs to be done—mostly, by the United States and the international community—is to stop Iranian activation of these militias,” said Col. (res.) Shaul Shay.

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