Former US National Security Adviser David Bolger said that the visit of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to Washington comes at an appropriate time and sensitive situations, and the importance lies in the number of meetings that Gantz attended.
In his speech to an episode of “Beyond the News” program, he added that the fragile truce in Gaza, the political fluctuations in Israel and the current negotiations in Vienna with Iran, are matters that make this visit very important, and the interest of the American foreign and defense ministers in this visit confirms The administration of President Joe Biden seeks good communication with Israel.
Bolger added that it is too early to talk about aspects of cooperation between Washington and the new Israeli government, because the Israeli Knesset has not yet voted to approve it, and we must wait for that to be completed, but the US Secretary of Defense stressed that his country will ensure the survival of the Israeli military superiority in the region.
Washington had renewed its commitment to strengthening the security partnership with Tel Aviv, including supporting the Iron Dome system and confronting Iranian threats, but Washington assured the Israeli Defense Minister – who is currently visiting it – the importance of ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches Gaza immediately, and that Israelis and Palestinians enjoy security, prosperity and dignity.
In turn, Israeli writer and political analyst Eli Nissan said that Gantz’s visit to Washington is the first in the Biden era, and creates understandings between the new Israeli government that is currently forming, and the US administration, after Benjamin Netanyahu put all Israeli eggs in the basket of former US President Donald Trump, This is wrong.
He added that Netanyahu was not acceptable to Biden and the American Democratic Party, stressing that the new Israeli government’s policy towards Iran will change, to make way for the nuclear agreement away from Netanyahu’s extremism in this file, and Tel Aviv will not allow the reconstruction of Gaza before the two Israeli soldiers’ bodies are returned.
For his part, Professor of International Conflicts Muhammad Al-Sharqawi said that the situation in Israel will witness fundamental changes, namely that Biden wants a new page with Israel, the reconstruction of Gaza and the restoration of peace negotiations. The American in the Vienna negotiations without Israeli obstruction.
He added that the American discourse toward Israel is a quiet diplomacy that reassures the Israelis, and with the two-state solution and the Palestinian and Israeli peoples living in peace, the American message to Tel Aviv has arrived and the new government is well aware of it and will work well with Washington.