I took part in this lively panel on Iran and Israel last week at the LSE in London. It was sponsored by BBC Arabic and the Front Line Club.
Really enjoyed it.
The other panellists were former TIME correspondent in Iran Azadeh Moaveni, Scott Petersen of The Christian Science Monitor and Abdel Bari Atwan of the Quds Al Arabi newspaper.
Jon Snow of Channel 4 chaired the panel.
Link to debate:
What Iran could not achieve in Gaza, Netanyahu achieved for the Iranian regime with his latest plans for new settlement homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank: diplomatic crisis in relations between top EU countries and Israel.
During the recent Gaza conflict, Iran’s parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani and IRGC commander Gen. Jafari provided a major strategic gift to the government of the state of Israel and others in the region who want to see the Iranian regime isolated, namely Saudi Arabia.
My expertise is Iran, nevertheless I couldn’t keep silent about what is happening between us and the Palestinians. Difficult to do that when your city is under attack.
So I decided to go on the record to say that I oppose a ground invasion of Gaza, and why:
My latest article addresses the reasons why I believe Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei will ultimately compromise over the nuclear program and won’t make a bomb.
A virus more dangerous than STUXNET is lurking within Iran’s halls of power. My latest article describes this virus and talks about its consequences.
Happy Rosh Hashanah to you.
May the year 5773 bring all mankind peace, health and prosperity.
God bless you all.
As usual special warm regards to the people of Israel and Iran. You are my heart, you are my soul.
This year in Tel Aviv. Next year in Tehran? I hope and pray so.
Take it away Wyclef.
I recently had the opportunity to discuss with my respected colleague Mr Matt Duss the differences between US and Israeli red lines with regards to Iran’s nuclear program as well Mitt Romney’s Iran policy.
You can watch our conversation here.