By Caroline Glick, Jpost—
In an interview with the New York Times Tuesday, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed his plan to return the US to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The US will rescind its economic sanctions on Iran if it complies with the nuclear deal’s limitations on its nuclear activities. Once this happens, Biden said he will seek to negotiate a new, longer-term nuclear deal with Iran’s ayatollahs. The current deal expires in five years.
Biden insisted the goal of his policy is to prevent Iran from getting the bomb. But practically speaking, Biden’s policy guarantees Iran will develop a nuclear arsenal and the missiles to deliver them. This is true both because the nuclear deal will expire, and Iran will be free to build nuclear bombs as it likes in 2025, and because the 2015 nuclear deal has no effective enforcement mechanism.
The UN inspectors tasked with ensuring Iranian compliance are only permitted to enter civilian nuclear sites. Since Iran has sole authority to determine if a site is civilian or military, it can and has rendered the deal’s inspection regime a pathetic joke.
It goes without saying that Israel cannot accept this state of affairs. Just as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was compelled to oppose Barack Obama’s nuclear deal, so Israel has no choice but to strongly oppose Biden’s plans.
Unfortunately, Israel is currently incapable of clearly opposing Biden’s plan that will give the mullahs the means to carry out their plan to destroy the Jewish state. That is because currently, Israel doesn’t have one government. It has two governments pretending to be a unity government. But in practice, they disagree on everything, including how to handle Biden’s Iran policy and they pursue contrary policies on all issues.
Netanyahu’s Likud government recognizes the danger posed by Biden’s Iran policy. Last week, Netanyahu loyalist Ambassador Ron Dermer said flat out that it would be “a mistake” for a Biden administration to return to the nuclear deal.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White government doesn’t understand the danger.
Two weeks ago, Gantz’s partner Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazy told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Netanyahu’s uncompromising position is wrong. According to media reports, Ashkenazy said Israel can develop common ground with a Biden administration on Iran.
Biden’s advisers, he claimed recognize the problems with the 2015 deal and are open to suggestions regarding its improvement. Ashkenazy wants to persuade the members of Biden’s Iran team to link Iran’s nuclear program to its ballistic missile program and its regional aggression. Continue Reading….