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Israel sees risks, opportunities in Bab el-Mandeb

The effort by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels to impede oil shipping through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait threatens Israeli interests and raises unpleasant memories. However, it may also present Israel with a significant opportunity to tighten relations with Saudi Arabia. In late July, rebels from the Houthi movement attacked Saudi shipping in the strait from the Yemeni […]