Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli official who has been spearheading efforts to lobby world powers against the Iran deal, voiced cautious hope that the negotiations would collapse as they have in the past.If Israel were to attack Iran, would the U.S. (Obama) defend them, or condemn them? I think that is the question that needs to be asked. We probably know the answer to that as long as Obama is still President! But then, there is another question, the other side of the coin: Would Iran be defended or condemned by the United States (Obama) if they were to attack Israel? Do you think that Israel is asking these questions? Of course they are, as inferred in this column.
"We may still have a chance. We are not alone. There are still great doubts in the United States as well as in France, even in England," Steinitz told Israel Radio, referring to disputes with Iran over the scope of nuclear projects it might be allowed to retain.
But Steinitz said Israel, which is not a party to the talks and whose hardline demands have not been welcomed in Western capitals, was in an "uphill battle".
The options for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel are quickly running out. Just today, the nuclear negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, are being extended past today's deadline. Who will have to make concessions in order to get a deal hammered out? What will Israel do should there be no deal or a bad deal, which Bibi has already warned us about? And what will Arab nations in the Middle East do? It is speculated that they will enter the nuclear arms race in order to keep Iran from controlling the whole region.
Now, just throw in one more precarious scenario that jeopardizes peace on this planet. Should there be a nuclear arms race, those countries in the Middle East involved in oil production will need a higher oil price in order to fund their efforts. So, if you think what happens "over there" will not affect you, think again. A war, or even rumors of war, even if this country is not involved, will have its consequences on us. Just sayin'...
Netanyahu: Obama's Iranian Nuclear Deal Worse Than Israel Feared
By Staff at Newsmax.com
Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 05:36 PM
From Newsmax.com Newsfront
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared.
Israel has mounted what it terms an "uphill battle" against an agreement that might ease sanctions on the Iranians while leaving them with a nuclear infrastructure with bomb-making potential. Tehran says its nuclear program is peaceful.
"This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that," Netanyahu told his cabinet in Jerusalem as the United States, five other world powers and Iran worked toward a March 31 deadline in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Noting advances made by Iranian-allied forces in Yemen and other Arab countries, Netanyahu accused the Islamic republic of trying to "conquer the entire Middle East" while moving toward nuclearization.
"The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to humanity, and must be stopped," he said.
Netanyahu's campaigning against the nuclear negotiations crested on March 3 with his speech to the U.S. Congress at the invitation of its Republican speaker, John Boehner, that angered President Barack Obama and many fellow Democrats.
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