Haaretz yesterday cited an unidentified senior Israeli official who heard from the Americans that Iran is ready to stop all uranium enrichment of 20 percent, limit lower-level enrichment of 5 percent and scale back the number of centrifuges it is operating for enrichment.
Not destroy them mind you, just turn them off for while.
Iran also expressed willingness to reduce the operations of its most controversial nuclear facilities, and maybe, in the future, even open them to unannounced inspections.
That’s skillful negotiations, that’s how it’s done – and Bibi looks so unappealing with the yelling and the warning and the bomb cartoons, he’s so passe, so behind the times, like a man caught wearing last year’s tie length.
Yoel Guzansky, an Iran expert at the Institute for National Security Studies, and a former national security aide in the prime minister’s office, told the AP there will always be a gap between the U.S. and Israel due to their different military capabilities and the level of threat they face.
Truer words have not been spoken. So, according to Guzansky, Bibi is going to keep his shrieking level at 11, hoping to collect a response around the 7 or 8 mark. But there’s no way Israel will act alone against the Iranian facilities. It’s just not in the cards.
“Israel really only has one option,” said Guzansky, meaning it will accept whatever America dishes out. “The chance it will act alone after the Americans make a deal is miniscule.”
Come back for more grim perspectives on reality without delusions. I’m here all week.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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