One big thing: Iran's "road map" for nuclear talks with Biden

Interview: Raz Zimmt
Axios, 
January 20, 2021
Raz Zimmt, an Iran expert at the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies, says the Iranians won't renegotiate the 2015 deal or return to compliance without sanctions relief. But, he said, they could agree to an interim deal in which the U.S. lifts most of the sanctions in return for Iran rolling back most of its nuclear advancements since 2019. “In any case, Khamenei...
Media type: Quote | Topics: The JCPOA

Biden’s Policies Toward Israel Starkly Different From Trump’s, Experts Say

Interview: Zaki Shalom
The Media Line, 
January 19, 2021
“Since Biden was vice president, the Democratic party has moved more to the left,” professor Zaki Shalom, a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, told The Media Line. “Today’s party is largely opposed to most of what the current Israeli administration is doing. Biden’s wiggle room is much smaller than [former President...
Media type: Quote | Topics: Israel-United States Relations

Reign of Terror: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Interview: Yoram Schweitzer
Honest Reporting, 
January 19, 2021
Within months of its inception, the PFLP gained notoriety by orchestrating terror attacks and aircraft hijackings. Yoram Schweitzer, a senior research fellow at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), suggests the PFLP fundamentally changed the nature of terrorism; first, by attacking global targets with a view to drawing widespread attention to the...

Will Turkey succeed with its new charm offensive?

Arab News, 
January 16, 2021
Gallia Lindenstrauss, senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Israel, said that the drivers behind Turkey’s overtures to Israel include: Preparations for the incoming US administration; tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, and the desire to drive a wedge between Israel, Cyprus and Greece; the Abraham accords and the end of the blockade on...
Media type: Quote | Topics: Turkey

‘Getting the gang back together’: Familiar faces in Biden’s foreign policy team prompt relief and concern

Interview: Raz Zimmt
The Independent, 
January 15, 2021
“Concerning Iran, it will be very difficult to bridge between the Israeli position and the US position,” says Raz Zimmt, a Middle East specialist at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. “Whether this leads to a collision depends on what Israel is going to do.” ....“Saudi Arabia will have so many problems with the new administration,” says Zimmt. “Eventually...

The battle against the bomb

Israel Hayom, 
January 15, 2021
Institute for National Security Studies director Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin tells Israel Hayom that "Israel and the Americans had three hopes. The first, that the regime would collapse as a result of the sanctions and the economic pressure. The second, that the regime would panic and join a new, better deal, and third, that Iran would make a major mistake, like trying to make a...
Media type: Quote | Topics: Arms Control, Iran, The JCPOA

Is Israel ready to normalise relations with Turkey?

Ahval, 
January 14, 2021
Dr. Gallia Lindenstrauss, a senior fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv, previously told Ahval in a podcast that defence ties were so deep that Israel has had to find multiple military export partners to make up for its loss of Turkey. Lindenstrauss, the INSS expert, does not believe this is likely given Turkey’s current foreign policy in...
Media type: Quote | Topics: Turkey

Nickolay Mladenov: Israelis, Palestinians lose envoy of peace

The Jeruslaem Post, 
January 14, 2021
The Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University dubbed his form of diplomacy the “Mladenov approach.” Nowhere was that felt more than in Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza, which had thrice broken out into war – in the winter of 2008-2009, in 2012 and in the summer of 2014.

Ex-Intel Chief Yadlin: Recent Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Broader, More Deadly

Interview: Amos Yadlin
The Algemeiner, 
January 14, 2021
Israeli airstrikes in eastern Syria early Wednesday were “extensive, deep in Syrian territory, targeting a wide variety of targets connected to Iran and its proxies,” explained Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin on Twitter after the attacks. Yadlin, a former Air Force commander who served as the IDF’s chief of Military Intelligence from 2006-2010, said that Syria strikes attributed...
Media type: Quote | Topics: The JCPOA

Mossad Head Briefs Biden Admin on Iranian Nukes, Missiles

Interviewes: Eldad Shavit, Sima Shine
Breaking Defense, 
January 13, 2021
A new paper authored by Eldad Shavit and Sima Shine, senior researchers at the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), argues that the Biden administration is likely to return to the JCPOA. “Biden vehemently criticized Trump’s Iran policy. He has made clear that the United States plans to return to the JCPOA, which it left in 2018, and lift sanctions that were...
Media type: Quote | Topics: Iran, The JCPOA

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