U.S. Still Needs Israel

(Israel Hayom) Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi - Contrary to apocalyptic scenarios predicting a fracture in Washington-Jerusalem ties over the Iran deal, reality paints a very different picture, at least on the security level. Israel is a pro-Western stronghold located in the midst of a radical sphere threatening to drown the Middle East. Upgrading Israel's strategic position is necessary to serve broader American interests in the region. The White House sees Israel, alongside the moderate Sunni states, as the main device that could be leveraged into presenting actual red lines to the fanatic forces of radical Islam. The writer is professor of international relations and head of the executive program on negotiations and decision-making at the University of Haifa.

2015-09-08 00:00:00

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