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Is Egypt’s Transfer Of Two Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia a Risk for Israel?

Filed under: Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Lenny Ben-David, Jerusalem Center’s Director of Publications interviews Amb. Alan Baker.

Question of the day:
It was announced today that Saudi Arabia and Egypt have an agreement on two very key small Islands at the mouth of the Red Sea: Tiran and Snapir. What is the meaning of this agreement that transfers the Islands back to Saudi Arabia? After all these islands were the core of a casus belli in 1967 when the Egyptians closed the straits of Tiran.