Now and then, Tom Friedman comes up with something novel:
Israel can’t solve the problem of rising anti-Semitism without the help of the Saudi ruling family, and the Saudis can’t buy the time they need for gradual political and economic reform at home without the help of Israel. Yes, the House of Saud and the House of Sharon really do need each other. Too bad neither can see that.
So how’s it supposed to work?
The way to reduce these fires