Professor of international conflicts, Muhammad Al-Sharqawi, confirmed that US President Joe Biden’s call with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is an American celebration of the departure of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power.
In his speech to an episode of “Beyond the News” program (6/14) (2021), he added that Biden’s call, despite his preoccupation with his first foreign tour, is evidence of his interest in Netanyahu’s departure from power, especially after the crisis relationship between them.
He added that the US administration bet on any alternative government to Netanyahu in Israel, without regard to its form and composition, to stop blowing up indirect consultations with Iran through the Vienna process, and Biden remembers Netanyahu going to Washington to speak before Congress on the day of the signing of the previous Iranian nuclear agreement in 2015. Which was considered a challenge to the US administration at the time.
For his part, former US National Security Adviser David Bolger confirmed that the Biden administration considers the formation of the new government in Israel as a beginning of stability in the region, especially after what happened during the past weeks in Gaza.
He added that Washington knows very well what it wants from Tel Aviv in return for understanding from the latter, pointing to Biden’s stress during his call with Bennett on the need to rebuild Gaza and move forward with peace talks, in exchange for keeping the door for consultation on Iran open between the two countries.
Bolger added that Bennett is playing a new role, especially since this is the first time he takes the position of prime minister, so he will be more understanding of the US position on the Iranian nuclear file.
In turn, the political researcher in US-Israeli relations, Amichai Stein, said that Bennett was happy to receive a call from Biden after taking over as prime minister, unlike Netanyahu, who waited for this call for weeks after Biden’s arrival at the White House, but the new government should be well aware of Biden’s previous statements regarding the peace process. with the Palestinians.
He added that the new Israeli government categorically refuses to revive the nuclear agreement with Iran for fear that Tehran would be able to produce a nuclear weapon, in addition to its desire to include in the new agreement Iran’s projects in the region and its missile program, unlike Washington, which adopts a more tolerant position, and seeks to restore the nuclear agreement with Iran after adjusting it.