New Israeli Leader Backs Hard Line on Iran but Softer Tone With U.S.: Patrick Kingsley and Isabel Kershner, NY Times, Aug. 26, 2021 — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, speaking days before his first meeting with President Biden as Israel’s new leader, said he would oppose American-led attempts to reinstate a lapsed nuclear agreement with Iran and continue Israel’s covert attacks on Iran’s nuclear program.
Catastrophe in Afghanistan — for Afghans, Israel, the Region… and for America: David Horovitz, Times of Israel, Aug. 19, 2021 — Like every national leader, the president of the United States has a prime obligation to safeguard the security and well-being of his citizens.
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Israel and US Working on ‘Plan B’ if Iran Nuke Talks Fail, Gantz says: Judah Ari Gross, The Times of Israel, Aug. 30, 2021 — Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday said Israel and the United States had restored intelligence ties and were working to develop a “Plan B” if the stalled talks between Washington and Tehran regarding a fresh Iran nuclear deal sputter out, following a meeting between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden last week.
Palestinians: No Return To Peace Talks Under US Leadership: Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post, Aug. 26, 2021 — The Palestinians are opposed to a return to the peace negotiations with Israel under the leadership of the United States, senior Palestinian official Azzam al-Ahmed said Thursday.
Bennett, Biden Face Intelligence Sharing Gap Left By Netanyahu – Report: Jerusalem Post, Aug. 27, 2021 — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden face a major gap in intelligence sharing left by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to The New York Times.
The Fallout (for Israel and the World) of Biden’s Destruction of U.S. Credibility: Caroline Glick, Aug. 26, 2021 — In this week’s episode of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour, Gadi Taub and I focused on the strategic repercussions of the U.S. defeat in Afghanistan for the U.S. and it allies in the region and the world and of course on Israel.