FEATURING: Efraim Inbar - Is Israel on a Collision Course With the Biden Administration?
About this webinar: As the old saying goes, “where you stand has a great deal to do with where you sit.” While the Biden administration has said reassuring words that they want to negotiate a “longer and stronger deal with Iran”, to those who are forced to live in the Middle East, this might sound incurably naïve. The latest offer from the United States to lift some sanctions in order to get the Iranians to sit down at the negotiating table was summarily rejected by the Iranians.
To many observers, it appears that the United States is anxious to “just make a deal” with the Iranians, and that they do not understand Tehran’s history of negotiations. However, many who are forced to live in the Middle East, have looked at the results of the 2015 negotiations with the Islamic Republic, and may well believe that we, here, have little appreciation of the very real existential threat that Israel and our Gulf allies are under. That threat will only be enhanced if the talks, for any of a multitude of reasons begin to go awry.
For the United States, which is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on our East, and the Pacific on our West, and which is over 7,000 miles away from Tehran, this might appear to be an “academic” issue, but for Israel and our Gulf Arab allies, this constitutes a very real, existential threat.
Here to discuss this and what the Israelis might well feel that they have to do to be able to survive is Professor Efraim Inbar.