Dolan Update: ISRAEL OPPOSES US-LED DEAL WITH IRAN

This month’s Israel News review focuses almost exclusively on the deal struck between Iran and six world powers to curb the Shiite regime’s nuclear program.  However Israeli officials fear Iran’s radical leaders may see the accord as an international endorsement of their “right” to enrich uranium since it allows such production to continue, even if at a lower level.  That is certainly how Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other Iranian leaders view it, since they have said so.   Details of the accord and the Israeli government reaction to it lie below.  A happy Thanksgiving to all Americans who just celebrated that annual holiday.

Many parts of the Middle East continued to experience warfare and upheaval during November, especially in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt. This came as diplomats from six world powers attempted to forge an agreement with the nefarious Iranian regime to curb its threatening nuclear development program.  A preliminary accord that Israeli leaders strongly denounced as totally inadequate was thwarted at the last minute in early November by French intervention.  Many political analysts saw this as another sign that Israel’s main international ally, the United States, is slowly abandoning that role under President Barrack Obama’s increasingly unpopular rule.

The steadily growing breach between Washington and Jerusalem was significantly deepened when a second round of negotiations later in November produced a six month interim deal hailed by Obama as “an important first step” in halting Iran’s nuclear development program.  American government officials then revealed that the Obama administration had been conducting secret back channel talks with the Shiite Iranian regime in the Arab country of Oman for nearly a year before this month’s formal negotiations began in Geneva Switzerland. READ MORE …