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A regional approach to peace – and Iran

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Published: 25 February 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The Israeli PM spoke during his Sydney visit about increasingly intersecting interests of Israel and the Sunni states and increasing assertiveness in the region by Iran. Two relevant analyses follow.

Why Arab peace moves could be gamechanger for peace -Trump or no —J.J. Goldberg — The Forward 24.02.17
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on 19 February that 2017 ‘will be a year’ in which ‘progress can be made in the Arab-Israeli conflict.’ It wasn’t just a throwaway line.

How Benjamin Netanyahu played us on the Iran nuclear deal - and we let him – Peter Beinart – The Forward 15.02.17
Netanyahu and Trump are now free to renounce the Iran nuclear deal, and thus, by Netanyahu’s logic, prevent a second Shoah. Or, failing that, Netanyahu could take matters into his own hands and bomb Iran’s nuclear sites himself, as he warned Congress he might do if it approved the deal, secure in the knowledge that Trump is less likely than Obama to object. Yet none of that is happening.

And see: What Trump should do with the Iran nuclear deal February 14, 2017


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