Jerusalem Report

View Point: Israel and the emerging Pax Americana I

The Israel-US partnership is rife with tensions and deep mutual mistrust.

The US is bent on shaping a new model for relations with the Middle East, and that includes Iran
Next spring promises to be a particularly significant diplomatic time. Come April, the US will be leading two major parallel but interrelated Middle Eastern diplomatic processes entering decisive phases: Nuclear negotiations between the six powers and Iran, and peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

In the immediate term, the late November Geneva interim agreement between the powers and Iran is almost certain to spawn a partial relaxation of sanctions on Iran.

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