A leading Israeli research center has urged for the formation of a joint American-Israeli strategy that would guarantee the survival of the governments in Egypt and Jordan.
In a study published today on the centre’s website, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) considered the stability of Al-Sisi’s government of high interest for Israel and the US.
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“A confidence building measure could consist of US-Israeli aid to the government in Egypt so as to establish effective rule, fight the Islamic State branch in Sinai, and halt the smuggling of weapons from Libya and Sudan into Egypt, and from there into Sinai and the Gaza Strip,” the study said.
With regards to Jordan, the study stressed: “Israel and the United States have a common interest in the survival and stability of the Hashemite kingdom. The importance of Jordan’s survival lies in its special role as an anchor of regional stability and a loyal ally of the United States and Israel.”