Regarding Iran, U.S. and Israel not on the same page at all

18.07.2012                      28.Tammus. 5772

Diplomatie:

Regarding Iran, U.S. and Israel not on the same page at all

Differences on this issue could bring more serious consequences today than they have in the past.

There will be a brief lull in the airborne conveyance of American VIPs to Israel, between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the country on Monday, and the anticipated visit of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta next week. For outward consumption, American and Israeli officials are striking diplomatic poses, and downplaying differences of opinion regarding actions to be taken, or not taken, regarding Iran's nuclear program. Clinton is likely to keep issuing pronouncements about how officials in Jerusalem and Washington "are on the same page" on this issue. Yet the uncharacteristic silence maintained by Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak in recent weeks about Iran, as well as the flying visits of top U.S. officials to this country, alternately stir and reflect worries in the Obama administration over the Netanyahu governments actual intentions toward Tehran….