Episode Number
59
Michael Oren: Israel must build case legitimizing possible action against Iran 
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Ben Caspit hosts this week Israel’s former ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Ambassador Oren explains that while former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approach made the Iranian threat an Israeli issue, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is trying to internationalize it again. Still, Oren says that Israel must also remind the international community that it has the right and the historic duty to defend itself, and that it will take action should Iran try to break out towards a nuclear weapon. "We should be repeating that over and over again, as loudly as possible and at every possible forum," he notes. Ambassador Oren argues that the US does not necessarily need to choose between diplomacy and war against Iran, and that a military operation by heavy bombers against Iran would not necessarily mean war. 
Links:
-Shapiro's appointment as Iran liaison good news for Bennett-Biden relations - Al-Monitor
-Bennett, Biden meet, feature friendship and understanding on Iran - Al-Monitor
-Biden-Bennett talks covered Iran, Palestinian economy, evictions - Al-Monitor
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