Amid his warnings on Iran nuclear program, Netanyahu says he's less isolated than Churchill, Herzl

NYTimes interview says PM has little faith in allies.

Netanyahu looking serious 370 (photo credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
Netanyahu looking serious 370
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
Inthe 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 ofa nuclear Iran and told the New York Times in an interview published on Fridaythat he would not let the Islamic Republic have nuclear weapons.
Duringthe interview Netanyahu reportedly pointed to two photos above his desk in hisJerusalem 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 Iam."  
Priorto the meeting set for next week between the six world powers and Iran on itsnuclear program the Times interviewer described Netanyahu as sometimes comingoff "sounding shrill", being "increasingly alone abroad and athome," and being at risk of "seeming frozen in the past amid ashifting geopolitical landscape."
"Netanyahuis most comfortable predicting disaster, scaring people into doingsomething," the Times quoted Mitchell Barak, a political consultant whoworked with Netanyahu in the 1990s.
"Theproblem is now he's lost momentum. His message is clear, his message is thesame, the situation is the same, but everyone else's perspective haschanged," Barak added.
The Times interviewer wrote that "such isolation is hardly new to a man withfew 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.