and Netanyahu's Speech in Washington
ایران و سخنرانی نتانیاهو در واشنگتن
Last week, Netanyahu's speech at the US Congress (1) was focused on US-Iran Deal (2). All kinds of pro and con arguments about Mr. Netanyahu's views were published in the US, Iranian and world press (3).
But the main discussion of Mr. Netanyahu that neither those who agreed with him nor the opponents can have any doubt about was the issue that Islamic Republic of Iran is a serious threat to the existence of Israel.
Regardless of the position of US government about Mr. Netanyahu today, and regardless of whether one considers sending the subsequent letter of US Senators to Ayatollah Khamene'i to be right or wrong, the fear of Israel is creating problems for Iran and unfortunately Mr. Hassan Rouhani's government has not been able to assuage this fear which is the main factor in creating tensions. Even the majority of Iran's independent opposition, unfortunately, still are limited to views that have resulted in nothing but more tensions in the last half century (4).
The useless paths of the last 50 years that have not solved anything are repeated and although every once in a while one side of the balance seems to be tilted but it is not long before the other side gets heavy again and the problem remains the same as always. The only way to achieve a balanced approach to Israel and Palestine is to view the issue in a new way. At least for 8 years the new approach has been specifically discussed but unfortunately it is being ignored (5).
Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,
Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
March 10, 2015
1. Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to US Congress on 3/3/15
2. Prospects of US-Iran Deal
3. Pros and Cons of Netanyahu's Speech
4. A Critique of Iranian Opposition about War
5. Danger of IRI-Israel War..and What
Iranian Opposition Needs to Do