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Know Your Heads of State #3Middle EastIsraeloBenjamin Netanyahu—Prime MinisterRight-wingHawkish politician—does not mind confrontation, relies on military, more active to solving problems along borders, prone to using forceHuge U.S. allyNot a fan of Obama—Obama keeps bringing up 2 state solution that Israelshould recognize Palestine, and Israel is against thatU.S. is warming up to Iran, Israel is enemies with IranAggressive towards Iran and Palestinian stateoU.S. is huge supporter of IsraeloU.S. said they would pledge 38 billion dollars to IsraelSyriaoBashar al-Assad—PresidentRight-wing, extreme right, dictator basicallyTook over from his father—basically monarchyEthnically Arab and a Shi’a Iran is a strong allyAlawites—sub-branch of Shi’aAlly is Iran“BB” is jewish, Erdogan is Turkish/Islamic, Assad is Arab and Shi’aArab peoplesoEveryone except Turkey and IranoSaudi Arabia and Egypt