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Two Dramas Could Rock the Middle East Even Before Biden Enters Office

Joe Biden will take office in the middle of the Israeli election campaign. An escalation with Iran is still on the table – but so is a breakthrough in Israeli-Saudi relations

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel

On January 20, in the middle of the Israeli election campaign, Joe Biden will take office as U.S. president. In the three and a half weeks until then, the possibility still exists for two exceptional events in the Middle East: a further escalation with Iran involving Israel and the United States, and a scenario that looks less probable: a breakthrough in Israeli-Saudi ties.

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