The Israeli prime minister has been openly critical of several regional players since the beginning of the war in Gaza. Israel has accused Egypt of preventing aid deliveries to Gaza, expressed dissatisfaction with Qatar’s role in negotiating the release of Israeli captives, and suggested that it may not renew a water agreement with Jordan due to Amman’s criticism of its military offensive. Amid calls for his resignation, some question whether Benjamin Netanyahu is using these criticisms for political gain. Additionally, there are concerns about how these condemnations will impact ongoing ceasefire negotiations. Nastasya Tay speaks to experts H A Hellyer, Sultan Barakat, and Akiva Eldar about the implications of Netanyahu’s actions.