Then-Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaks at a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS
The myth of an emerging ‘Mideast NATO’

Israel wants to forge a military alliance with Gulf states to check Iran. But the Israeli ambitions risk too much and offer too little.