After nuclear deal with Iran, an intersecting 'Palestine' problem
February 20, 2014 15:04
Any Palestinian state would embolden and strengthen al-Qaida, and certain other terrorist enemies of the United States.
Jalili and Ashton in Istanbul 370.
(photo credit:REUTERS/Osman Orsal)
US President Barack Obama, who proudly negotiated a multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran, also favors the creation of a Palestinian state. Yet, any such favored grant of sovereignty to a 23rd Arab state could pose unmanageable security risks for Israel, a close US ally. For Jerusalem, largely because the administration's recent compact with Iran has no real chance of succeeding, any plausible intersection of Iranian nuclearization with Palestinian statehood could portend a "perfect storm." To succeed in such plainly urgent strategic matters, absolute candor is required. The Arab/Islamic world uniformly and unambiguously still demands a one-state solution. The one surviving state, according to this demand, would not be Israel.
July 9, 2015
By A. MARK CLARFIELD