A historic day in #Israel – #Saudi relations

16 Nov

​ای ایرانی عزیز, ​فخرفروشی بس

6 Nov

Begging #Palestine to recognize #Israel as a Jewish state is a feeble excuse

5 Nov

So let me get this straight:

So despite all this, Netanyahu will not make peace with the Palestinians, until they recognize Israel as a Jewish state as well….thats a feeble excuse for not making peace…and its makes Israel looks very weak, because we know that we are a Jewish state and that Israel is a strong country. But to Netanyhau, unless a state that is not even born yet (i.e Palestine) recognizes Israel as a Jewish state, then we could fold…everything could just fall apart…

If you know what you are and are sure and secure about it, you don’t need to beg others to approve you.

Until then the pre-condition that Palestinians must recognize Israel as Jewish state (as well) is a poor excuse. We are not shrinking violets or snow flakes that could melt if they don’t..enough already.

#Israel army supports keeping the #Iran nuclear deal

24 Oct

In a recent exclusive interview with Bloomberg, General Yitzhak Ben Israel, also known as Israel’s Rocket Man states how he [still] supports keeping the Iran nuclear deal. He is not alone. The Israeli army’s top echelon also wants to keep the deal. So do a host of other former Mossad and SHABAK chiefs who during their career have sat through thousands of hours of briefings on Israel’s security, including issues relating to Iran. Even former Defense Minister Ehud Barak who was in favor of bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities now believes we should keep it.

Trump and Netanyahu are acting out of political considerations. If their assessments that by nixing the Iran deal the security of Israel would be enhanced, the upper echelons of the Israeli Defense Forces would support their threat. It does not.

And if Trump thinks that by cancelling the sale of Boeing passenger aircraft to Iran he will be “fixing the deal”, he is very mistaken. He will be breaking it (1), and with that, he’ll be jeopardizing the security of the state of Israel.

(1)- see page 14 of the nuclear agreement

Another reason why the #Iran – North Korea comparison is wrong

18 Oct

Back in March 2013 when North Korea carried out an underground nuclear test, some said that this may encourage Iran to defy the international community and build a nuclear bomb. I published this piece in The Diplomat arguing the opposite: that in fact the North Korean experience is likely to deter Iran – mainly for economic reasons.

And now the North Korean comparison is being conjured up again, based on the assumption that the military option is viable against North Korea.

The below piece of investigative journalism by The Wall Street Journal Youtube Channel shows otherwise.

Based on investigate analysis work from open source intelligence sources, Jeffrey Lewis at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and his colleagues show that when it comes to the military option against North Korea being a viable option, how the Trump administration is getting it wrong. And the findings of his work show how North Korea is still the wrong example to use when it comes to comparing it to Iran – this time mainly for military nuclear capability reasons.

رژیم اسد: مصرف کننده تاریخی اصطلاح “خلیج ع-ر-ب”

14 Oct

 رژیم بشر ال اسد که تا حالا میلیاردها میلیارد دلار از بیت المال ایران کمک گرفته و چند صد ایرانی جان خود را برای نجات این رژیم فدا کردند سالهاست که رسما از اصطلاح “خلیج ع-ر-ب” استفاده کرده و میکنه. چرا تاحالا جیک جمهوری اسلامی و طرفدارانش در نیومده ؟  ​

 

On top of a mistaken policy, #Trump made a number of factual errors

13 Oct

My comments on Trump’s speech tonight outlining his Iran strategy during an I24NEWS panel.

I address the factual mistakes he made, why I disagree with his policy of de-certifying the deal and why I agree with his policy of more sanctions against the IRGC. I also debate a Republican Congressman on some of the points raised by Trump.