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Is Trump Working on a Syria Deal That Includes Normalization With Israel?

New Omani ambassador is a sign that the Arab League position could be softening on Assad, while White House dealings with Syria spark a flurry of speculation

A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el
A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el

About three weeks ago, the new Omani ambassador to Syria, Turki Bin Mahmood al-Busaidy, presented his credentials to President Bashar Assad. Busaidy is the first gulf state ambassador to take up his post in Damascus since Syria was ejected from the Arab League in November 2011.

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