Cited in a blog post on AIJAC.org.au (Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council). Worth a read. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
The Middle East has been increasingly intolerant in recent decades of religious and ethnic minorities of all types – a reality driven in large part first by the rise of Arab Nationalism and more recently of Islamism. This includes not only Christians, but Yazidis, Kurds, Shi’ites in Sunni-majority regions and vice-versa, Druze, Alawis, Berbers and of course Jews. A lot of the relentless and even openly racist hostility to Israel across the region should be understood in this context.