There are two parties standing against the agreement formula between the West and Iran regarding the Tehran’s nuclear program: Gulf Arab states and Israel. It’s certain that President Barack Obama will seek to present reassurances for each party. Yesterday, my column discussed Gulf objections to the matter. But what about Israel, the country harnessing the most influence on U.S. decisions? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently won the premiership seat for the third time in a row. Now Obama has to be more serious when dealing with him, after trying his luck and standing against Bibi before the elections. The White House won’t easily be able to pass bills in Congress on the final Iranian nuclear agreement without taking into account Israeli reservations.
Everything has a price in the bazar of politics, and Obama must please Israel. There are promises made by the U.S. administration to reinforce Israel’s defenses in order to guarantee that Tel Aviv continues to be superior over Iran and the region. Israel’s demands, which are more important to them than any weapons, will be to rearrange geopolitical surroundings that are of harm to its security and are linked to Iran.
Everything has a price in the bazaar of politics, and Obama must please IsraelAbdulrahman al-Rashed