By opposing deal, Israel may isolate itself more than Iran; Iran, frustratingly, could turn out to be telling the truth. from Israeli writer Amir Oren on Haaretz News

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    May 23, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    "The deal reached over the last two days between International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano and Iranian officials during talks in Tehran hasn't been published yet, and may have not been completed. And without seeing its content, without examining the smallest of letters and looking over the timetable, there's no real way to seriously discuss its details.

    But the chain of events that brought Amano to go all the way to the Iranian capital and the timing, eve of P5+1 nuclear talks in Baghdad, do indicate that the will by both sides - Iran and the world (sans Israel) – to reach an agreement will overcome any remaining differences. The meeting of American and Iranian interests is leaving Israel on the sidelines, as a stick in the mud, and threatens to empty out its main talking point – that the Iranian nuclear program threatens the entire world.

    The deal, which is due to be followed by more public progress in the Baghdad talks, will serve as a momentous achievement for U.S. President Barack Obama and to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Each will have to give up little and get a lot in return. Both will be given a sort of relief from a sore sport, even if a more thorough treatment will be needed in the future. ............

    Obama is interested in showing that sanctions work. When you fine Iran, it responds. When you threaten to strangle it, it softens. And the best part – a mix of diplomacy and economics is taking the place of force, and preventing the west from a military entanglement with no end in sight, something always to steer away from, and especially in an election year...........

    The deals with Iran, reached despite Netanyahu and Barak, won't seal the nuclear issue. Obama and other global leaders aren't naïve and don't want to be seen in a few months as suckers who were fooled by a false signature on a false piece of paper. However, unrest in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, to the tune of "War now," may isolate Israel instead of Iran. "

    Maybe Israels far right leadership will soon learn that yelling wolf when they're either lieing or not sure there is one, only hurts themselves. It might help if they were more cooperative with the IAEA, as of now Israel refuses any and all inspections. Yet they holler, whine and lobby over Irans programs who have cooperated far more wit IAEA than Israel ever has. Check me out on Google, PROOVE ME WRONG !!!
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    May 23, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    Israel's current far right leadership never misses an opportunity at delegitimizing and Isolating the whole of Israel by their crying 'wolf' to the point of being an obnoxious pain in the ass to the international community by its flaunting settlement law breaking and absolutely refusing to cooperate Re: its own Nuclear Program while lieing and complaining about Iran's program.

    Lets not forget that Israel first brought Nuke bombs to the Middle East in the 1950's via secrecy and theft from the US. Google the subject or check me out on Wikipedia.