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After Jordan, Emirates also furious with Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not only managed to get into a diplomatic row with Jordan, he also succeeded in angering the Emiratis.

The crisis between Israel and its Arab allies — first with Jordan, followed immediately by the United Arab Emirates — encapsulates the story of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

He is an impressively gifted statesman capable of making lemons into lemonade who spun the failure of his grand West Bank annexation plans into the highly popular normalization agreements with Arab states. He is driven by a vision and skilled at adapting to the changing circumstances and shifting realities in his turbulent neighborhood.

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