30 September 2013, 17:21

US bracing for Iran. And how about Israel?

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The relations between Iran and the US seem to be expanding at a pace anyone could hardly imagine. At the end of the week President Obama and President Rouhani had a telephone conversation, and Monday US Secretary of State John Kerry said the nuclear deal could be achieved in a relatively short term. Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paid a three-day visit to the US, to try to offset Mr. Rouhani’s “charm offensive” by stressing that Iran must be judged by its actions, not words.

Is Washington listening to Israel? And how could the newly forming relationship affect the positions of Israel and the regional balance of forces?

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We are discussing these and other issues with Dr. Ephraim Kam, security expert at the Institute for national Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, Professor Efraim Inbar , Director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Shlomo Aronson, Professor of political Science, Hebrew University, and Dr. Eldad Pardo, expert on Iranian politics at Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.

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