Arabs had lost 1967 war and then another in 1973 (that included a combined effort by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq with weapons provided by USSR) few muslims want to fight themselves anymore. It is cheaper to use oil money to have Hezbollah, Fatah and Hamas do the perpertual confrontation by proxy with logistical support from international socialist left.
But after the Egyptian president, Morsi, had recently pumped sewage water into Gaza's tunnels, even US socialist-progressives feel shy.
Meanwhile, due to lobbying from Saudi Arabia, Arab support for Iran had dropped from 75% to less than 25%.
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