The possible signing of a deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear program is “dangerous” as it may be the only thing Tehran lacks to establish control over the whole of the Middle East, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says.
The US has put the highest priority on a possible Iran nuclear deal as it might restrict its nuclear breakout capability to a minimum of one year and, help develop trust between Iran and the West, says Paul Heroux, Middle East expert.
To repair relations with the US, Israel could release tax revenues to the Palestinians, send a new ambassador to the US, and reconsider its policy on settlements, Azriel Bermant from the Jerusalem-based Institute for National Security Studies told RT.
Republican hardliners, ignoring newly-reelected Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-polling remark that a Palestinian state would not happen on his watch, accused Barack Obama of dropping the ball regarding Israel and the Islamic State.
Since Netanyahu apparently meant what he said in announcing that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch, the White House is re-evaluating its policy towards Israel and seeking other option to avoid chaos in the region, the US President has said.
Netanyahu’s win in the election despite a devastating Gaza war, deteriorating economic situation, and increasing political isolation will only encourage him to continue doing exactly the same, says Dr. Ishay Landa from the Open University of Israel.
The White House says that a two-state solution is still the best way to resolve the dispute in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu promise this week to prevent further establishment of a Palestinian state notwithstanding.
Despite the predictions, the Israeli left has been soundly beaten in Tuesday’s elections by its more honest ‘right wing’, whose commitment to the total eradication of the Palestinians as any kind of political entity is openly stated.
Chuck Norris has said the pillar of power in the Israeli poll is Benjamin Netanyahu and his party. Calling for a "strong leader," the actor said if the country fails to re-elect the prime minister... "evil forces can concentrate on America."
Neither Iranian, nor the Palestinian issues are foremost for Israeli voters, Owen Alterman, Israel-US relations expert told RT. Whoever the next Prime Minister is the cost of the living or housing prices will remain the most important problems, he added.