Uncertainty ahead for Israeli security in 2016

Oval Office, The White House, Nov. 9, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama during their first meeting since the two countries’ relations deteriorated over the US-brokered nuclear deal with Iran (source: dpa)
Oval Office, The White House, Nov. 9, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama during their first meeting since the two countries’ relations deteriorated over the US-brokered nuclear deal with Iran (source: dpa)

On the cusp of the new year, looking into 2016 is a daunting task for any Israel analyst trying to gauge what it may bring for the country’s security and foreign relations. From security, to internal politics, to relations with its neighbours and allies, the country faces tremendous uncertainty in the year to come.

In the realm of security, there is some good news in the sense that it is hard to fathom Arab armoured divisions rolling onto the Golan Heights or the West Bank, or onto the Israeli Negev. Such a threat in the next few years is virtually non-existent. The Syrian military has been decimated by the revolt in that country, while Jordanian and Egyptian military cooperation wit...

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