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Trump vs. Netanyahu

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11.09.2019

The signs of imminent direct negotiations between U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rohani uphold the logic that guided the Obama administration, which led to the signing of the nuclear deal with Iran. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who went all out in an attempt to prevent the deal, speaking against it to the U.S. Congress, will now have to recognize the fact that diplomacy is not just the default option of Obama, or a “weak leftist” leader (as he mocks the Israeli opposition).

It appears that even Trump – liberator of the American Embassy in Jerusalem and conqueror of Trump Heights in the Golan – realizes that a deal with Iran is preferable to war.

After three years during which Netanyahu’s influence on Trump and his entourage on the Iran issue prevailed, there are growing signs of a change of approach in Washington. A few weeks ago, the Iranian foreign........

© Haaretz