the midst of what many see as warming diplomatic ties between Iran and the West,
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continues to warn the world on the dangers of
a nuclear Iran and told the New York Times in an interview published on Friday
that he would not let the Islamic Republic have nuclear weapons.
the interview Netanyahu reportedly pointed to two photos above his desk in his
Jerusalem office, one of the British WWII leader Sir Winston Churchill and the founding father of Zionism, Theodor Herzl and said: "They were alone a lot more than I
to the meeting set for next week between the six world powers and Iran on its
nuclear program the Times interviewer described Netanyahu as sometimes coming
off "sounding shrill", being "increasingly alone abroad and at
home," and being at risk of "seeming frozen in the past amid a
shifting geopolitical landscape."
is most comfortable predicting disaster, scaring people into doing
something," the Times quoted Mitchell Barak, a political consultant who
worked with Netanyahu in the 1990s.
problem is now he's lost momentum. His message is clear, his message is the
same, the situation is the same, but everyone else's perspective has
changed," Barak added.
The Times interviewer wrote that "such isolation is hardly new to a man with
few personal friends and little faith in allies."
After his US media blitz Netanyahu flooded the European media over the past few days with interviews trying to sway public opinion against easing sanctions on Iran in return for what Jerusalem views as cosmetic concessions.