Israel’s Netanyahu facing global isolation: Analyst

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies towards Iran’s nuclear energy program show that he is getting internationally isolated, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“…it might have to do with a kind of knowledge that Netanyahu is increasingly also internationally isolated,” Professor Jan Oberg, founder of, said.

“However, that does not mean that the propaganda will stop and if Israel feels more and more isolated, they could actually still do something desperate about this,” he added.

He noted that the Western world’s military superiority is losing legitimacy and credibility throughout the world.

“It is also to be noticed that there is this huge new initiative by the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council and Saudi Arabia to militarize the whole thing and I do not know whether or not Israel will see that as a positive thing to the extent that it is directed against Iran, at least potentially,” the commentator said.

Oberg added that there is a strong Israeli attempt to influence talks between Iran and the P5+1 over Tehran’s nuclear energy program, saying the US President Barack Obama is a weak president at the moment despite his intention to deal with Iran.

He expressed hope that Europe would be a kind of go-between with a more soft policy despite it has more than enough of its own problems.

The analyst’s comments came after former head of Israel’s nuclear program Brigadier General Uzi Eilam said that Netanyahu is fear-mongering about Iran’s nuclear energy program for his own political gain.

In an interview with Israel’s Ynet, Eilam criticized the Israeli premier’s policies on Iran and said he is making a fuss over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program for personal political advantages.

By Press TV


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