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September 21, 2020

| Jim Cantelon |


I read an interesting article recently about the decline of Saudi Arabia and the rise of Israel as a geopolitical partner of the UAE and Bahrain. This is no surprise to me as someone who lived in Jerusalem for seven years.


The plight of the Palestinians, although the “poster boy” of the Arab nations, will inevitably be eclipsed by the fear those nations have of Iran, an emerging nuclear nation. As is the case in human personal relations so too nations place priority on “what’s in it for me”. Geopolitical and economic power get first place.


Self interest can both distort and blunt righteous behaviour. We need continually to be taking stock of our motivations.


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