Why is Benjamin Netanyahu attacking Egypt, Jordan and Qatar? | Israel’s war against Gaza

The Israeli Prime Minister has criticized regional actors since the start of the war against Gaza.

Since the start of the Israeli war against Gaza in early October, its relations with countries in the region have become increasingly tense.

Israel accused Egypt of blocking aid deliveries to Gaza and criticized Qatar’s role in mediating the release of Israeli captives.

Israel also says it may not renew a long-standing water deal with Jordan because Amman denounced its military offensive in Gaza.

Is Benjamin Netanyahu criticizing Cairo, Doha and Amman for political gain, as he faces calls to resign as Israeli prime minister?

And how will his condemnation of these countries affect ongoing negotiations toward a ceasefire?

Presenter: Nastassia Tay


HA Hellyer – Senior Research Associate of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies

Sultan Barakat – Professor of Public Policy at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar

Akiva Eldar – Israeli political analyst, journalist and author

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