Monday, March 15, 2010

An Unlikely Collision Takes Place (I personally doubt it)

Analysis by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler

"....Netanyahu may have concluded, continues Landau, the U.S. is anyway going on with sanctions against Iran.

What is equally true, however, is that Netanyahu appears not to have much faith in the U.S. succeeding in curbing Iran diplomatically even through sanctions, however firm they may be.

For its part, the U.S. has made it absolutely clear that it will not allow Israel to go it alone in confronting Iran's nuclear ambitions. That had been the number one issue on Biden's agenda at the start of his ill-fated visit.

This sudden crisis in U.S.-Israel relations thus goes beyond whether or not the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations has been ruined.

It leaves the Middle East in a more volatile state than ever."

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