In order to stop Iran, and on the way make peace with Saudi Arabia, Netanyahu may have to wait out President Biden’s administration

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
Netanyahu might have to turn US policy on its head
Ariel Kahana
January 2, 2022

Amid the brouhaha of the past several days as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put the final touches on his government, he also set his sights on two major personal foreign policy goals. The first is his life’s mission – to stop the Iranian nuclear project. The second – to strike a peace accord with Saudi Arabia and thus put a practical end to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Realizing those two objectives may not seem to be such a hard feat at first glance, precisely because they are intertwined: Saudi Arabia detests Iran just as much as Israel does. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, the old adage says. In other words, having given tacit agreement to the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab states and opened its airspace for Israeli overflights, and let dual Israeli citizens enter the kingdom (along with subtle cooperation on other matters), Riyadh has every reason to move closer to Jerusalem. READ MORE

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