web analytics
April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



US and Israel Nearing the Big Blowup over Iran

Netanyahu quipped bitterly last night: "I suppose Iran is building those ICBMs in order to launch medical isotopes to the Iranian patients orbiting the Earth."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with "his people" at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly (GA) last night. Bibi is ready to do battle with the Administration over the Iran deal, and U.S. Jews could help.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with "his people" at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly (GA) last night. Bibi is ready to do battle with the Administration over the Iran deal, and U.S. Jews could help.
Photo Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/FLASH90

Share Button

There’s a new crisis brewing between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Iran talks, and the attempts on both sides to conceal the magnitude of it are failing. This is, essentially, the Munich, 1938 event, except that in this version Bibi is playing the role of Czech president Edvard Beneš, and he’s not accepting his fate quietly.

There’s no doubt that Netanyahu has made a crucial decision, as he was following the Geneva talks last week, to stake the future of Israel’s relationship with this Administration on his conviction that a nuclear Iran presents an existential threat to the Jewish state.

Secretary of State John Kerry has already begun making the case that an Iranian agreement to temporarily freeze some of its nuclear project, in exchange for a shower of financial gifts in the form of easing Western sanctions, “would be a viable step toward negotiating a permanent end to any Iranian nuclear weapons ambitions,” the Washington Post reported this morning.

Bibi is feeling swindled by the pair of con artists, Obama and Kerry. He had a deal with those two: Israel would play along with the Palestinians, release more than a hundred prisoners with innocent Jewish blood on their hands, and engage in an honest attempt to bring about the two-state solution – in exchange for an American commitment to do all it can to bring Iran to its knees on the nuclear issue.

In choosing between two existential issues, Netanyahu figured Israel could deal with a Palestinian state as its neighbor—because that’s where the talks were expected to go—provided that it didn’t have to defend against a nuclear Iran aiming its ICBMs at Tel Aviv.

According to Ma’ariv, the seeds of suspicion were sown back on September 30, during Bibi’s meeting with Obama. Despite the efforts back then to present the meeting as good and productive, Netanyahu came away with the notion that the big swindle—America sticking Israel with the peace talks while welcoming Iran back into the family of nations—was only a matter of time.

Speaking to the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly Sunday Night, Netanyahu described the effectiveness of the U.S. sanctions against Iran:

“They put together a sanctions regime that has brought Iran to its knees, crippling sanctions. The purpose of those sanctions was to get Iran to dismantle – dismantle – its nuclear enrichment capabilities, which are used for atomic bombs and its heavy water plutonium reactor, which is used for atomic bombs.”

After the Bush Administration has failed so miserably to put an end to the North Korean nuclear program, getting pulled by the nose time after time; and after a decade in which the very man who now serves as Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, used a bag of tricks jam-packed with delaying tactics, mishaps, misunderstandings and outright lies to deceive the world and give his country’s nuclear program all the breathing room it needed – it would make perfect sense that the West would insist on nothing short of dismantling the Iranian nukes.

“This is what the sanctions are for,” Netanyahu argued last night. “They’re not for preventing civilian nuclear energy or medical isotopes. I suppose Iran is building those ICBMs in order to launch medical isotopes to the Iranian patients orbiting the Earth. It is to prevent fissile material – that’s the material that you put inside an atomic bomb – that’s what those sanctions were about. To dismantle the centrifuge installations, underground military installations, centrifuge halls, and the plutonium reactor.”

Netanyahu was livid when he said last night: “What is being proposed now is a deal in which Iran retains all of that capacity. Not one centrifuge is dismantled. Not one. Iran gets to keep tons of low enriched uranium and they can take these centrifuges, which are not dismantled, in the halls, underground, which are not dismantled – using advanced centrifuges that they’ve already installed, some of them, that are not dismantled – and they can rush within a few weeks, maybe a couple of months, that’s all, and create at the time of their choosing, the fissile material for a bomb.”

“We are not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid,” Kerry told the Washington Post. “I think we have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether or not we are acting in the interests of our country and of the globe.”

That’s not how Bibi sees it. last night he cautioned: “What is Iran targeting when it’s building those ICBMs? Not us. They already have rockets to reach us and missiles. They need those ICBMs to reach North America. It’ll take them a few years – not many by the way. And they could be nuclear tipped ICBMs. That’s the plan coming to a theater near you. Do you want that?”

Kerry vehemently rejected the accusations that the coming deal would endanger Israel and Saudi Arabia. He had nothing to say about America being in danger. He insisted: “We are absolutely determined that this would be a good deal, or there’ll be no deal. Now, that’s why it’s hard.”

The Obama administration is prepared to go with a deal that allows Iran to enrich uranium to the low level of 3.5 percent, according to the NY Times, as long as Iran agreed to other constraints on its nuclear activity. But the administration is not prepared to acknowledge at this point that Iran has a “right” to enrich.

From the Iranian point of view, the right to enrich is the same as the right to build a nuclear bomb – it is their inherent right and no one will tell them otherwise.

Which is the point Netanyahu was making: in Iran’s case, you either get them to fall on their knees and cry uncle, or you lose. In six months, well fed and looking nice and tanned again, they’ll climb back down into their plants and turn on the light switches.

Last night, he urged U.S. Jews to ‘do something about it,” go back home and tell their elected officials the Iran deal Kerry is pushing is a terrible idea.

“Iran must end enrichment at all levels, because they don’t need it,” Netanyahu insisted. “They must take out from their territory all the fissile material. They must stop the construction of the heavy water reactor in Arak. And Iran must dismantle the considerable military nuclear infrastructure, including the underground facilities and the advanced centrifuges.”

The White House is not pushing that very rational point of view, and the prime minister appears ready to go to war over it.

Share Button

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.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

Leave a comment (Select your commenting platform)

8 Responses to “US and Israel Nearing the Big Blowup over Iran”

  1. Lee Warren says:

    obama is such a conniving jerk, I am his enemy. anybody that doesn't agree with him is considered a terrorist. Go Israel go!

  2. Obama and Kerry are definitely both blind and stupid!

  3. We trust the cowardly Kerry and POTUS Obama at our own peril, neither have ever shown themselves to mean anything but that which best suits the islamics surrounding and within Israel…They Must Go!

  4. Sion Labi says:

    America should impeach obama he is no good for America no good for Israel and the world

  5. Don't hold your breath.. American Jews are mostly Liberals and Democrats.

  6. Carter is guilty of this **** with Iran, the US congress has to enforce the sanctions or other wise Israel has to strike destroying all nuclear facilities and topple this horrendoust ayatollahs regime.

  7. Yvonne Bressler says:

    Our elected officials in America no longer represent the people and won't listen to the people while they serve in office. Praying that G-d shead his mercy on thee…..

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
Arab rioters hurl objects at Israeli security personnel who use pepper spray to quell the violence emanating from the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount.
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again
Latest News Stories
Arab road terrorists often use huge boulders to create obstacle courses in the road to slow down drivers -- and then hurl huge rocks at their hapless victims in the hope of murdering them.

Four Israeli citizens were hurt Thursday in a road terror attack near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

Arab rioters hurl objects at Israeli security personnel who use pepper spray to quell the violence emanating from the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount.

Israel Police closed access to the Temple Mount to Jews and other non-Muslims on Thursday due to Arab violence.

Text of anti-Semitic flyer distributed to Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine on Passover 2014.

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.

US Special Envoy Martin Indyk, Secy of State John Kerry, at a special briefing. (archive)

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk is on his way back to the region to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Hebron is proving to be a popular family tourist site during the Passover Holiday.

Hundreds attended the funeral of Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi, who was slain by terrorists on Passover eve.

A local Jewish merchant was stabbed Monday on the island of Djerba.

The Israeli hi-tech company Matrix has announced it is opening a “massive training center” in Nanjing, China.

Rabbis have been busy with preparations for the traditional Birkat Kohanim, Priestly Blessing, set for Thursday.

The suspect charged in the pre-Passover shooting deaths of three people outside two Kansas Jewish centers is a known white supremacist.

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

The following is President Obama’s statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at the White House. Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we […]

PM Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist murder of a police officer on Passover eve.

The officers had signaled to the Arab driver to pull over. He then rammed into them.

The Palestinian terrorist stood by the side of the road at shot at passing cars with an AK-47.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-and-israel-nearing-the-big-blowup-over-iran/2013/11/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: