Exclusive interview with Foreign Policy Association regarding Israel and the upcoming presidential elections in Iran.
On why the governments of Iran and Israel must consider the option of talking to each other, be it overtly or covertly.
The scenario that Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could end up under house arrest can not be dismissed.
On the surface, Iran and Israel have been enemies since the start of the 1979 revolution.
Underneath it, there have been meetings, even visits by Israeli experts to Iran in the 90s and in 2006, the year after Ahmadinejad denied the holocaust.
My latest article explains when and why:
The Iranian government has claimed on numerous occasions that sanctions can’t influence its nuclear policies and will not do so in the future.
However, its own behaviour tells a different story.
My latest article explains:
The next Iranian presidential elections are scheduled to be held on the 14th of June 2013.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei made a mistake by choosing and backing Ahmadinejad in the 2009 elections.
Based on his goals, challenges and experiences, my latest article explains the criteria which he is likely to use to choose Iran’s next president.
While we in the West obsess over Israel’s red line vs America’s red line for Iran’s nuclear program, there are two other red lines which are extremely important but are not being discussed.
They are Iran’s red lines.
Obama has proved himself to be the master of manipulating Iran’s red lines to our advantage, which is one reason among others why we in Israel can trust him.
My article explains more:
North Korea has managed to defy sanctions and international pressure by building numerous nuclear bombs. This is in addition to holding several nuclear test.
Will Pyongyang’s experience encourage or deter Iran to follow its example?
In my opinion, North Korea’s experience is likely to deter Iran.
My latest article explains why: