World Regions Middle East: - Tayyip Recep Erdogan – Turkey o Stood up for Palestinian rights o Warming up to Israel o Sunni Islamic - Israel – PM Benjamin Netanyahu o Right Wing; further than center right o Hawkish o US and UK biggest supporters of Israel o Not good friends with neighbors o Netanyahu dislikes Obama Obama wants Israel to recognize Palestine as a state US is warming ties with Iran Iran is enemy of Israel o US pledging $38 billion to Israel military - Syria – Bashar al-Assad o Extreme Right o Dictatorship o Religiously Shia Islam o Iran a strong ally - Saudi Arabia – King Salman o Monarchy - Egypt – President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi o One-Party State o Right Wing - Jordan – King Abdullah II o Open Jordan system a little o Monarchy o Right Wing - Palestine – President Mohamoud Abbas o Not actually a state - Iran - President Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Khamenei o Ayatollah is in charge o Theocracy o Conservative state o President is more moderate
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- Islam, Sudan, Current national leaders