A powerful new strategy of Washington in foreign policy has pushed Israel to rethink its attitude both to allies and to adversaries. This week we talked with two men who were key representatives of Israel. They told us that, emboldened by the possibilities, which said the administration trump the question of relations with supporters in the Arab and Muslim world, as well as enemies, such as North Korea and Iran.
Of change in foreign policy and relations between the US and Israel tell the retired major General Michael Herzog of the middle East policy Institute and his brother Yitzhak Hertzog’s, the head of the leading opposition party of Israel “Zionist”.
Chris (MHN): it Seems that North Korea maintains contact with Iran. Could you describe the threat of Iran’s nuclear program, which is much bigger compared to North Korea.
Michael Herzog, major-General (RET.), the middle East political Institute:
North Korea has the capability to develop nuclear weapons, unlike Iran. But I think that despite the nuclear agreement with Iran, the threat is still real. Maybe they delayed it for some time, but the threat exists as there are infrastructure and ambitions. And when after 15 years the restrictions will be lifted, Iran may be much closer to the goal. And it will be very difficult to stop. I’m worried about the cooperation of Iran and North Korea. We know the history associated with the missile, and North Korea helped Syria to build a nuclear reactor, which, according to the media, was destroyed by Israel. So I’d be very careful with the links.
Yitzhak Hertzog’s, the head of the leading opposition party of Israel “Zionist”:
I would add that, according to foreign sources, in the summer of two thousand and seventh year, Israel destroyed a nuclear reactor that was built Bashar al-Assad, militants from Damascus. Just before commissioning. And I think what could be the prerequisites. It was a reactor of North Korea. It is clear that North Korea and Iran are the States that threaten global security, and we must be very firm and immovable in respect of their activities.
Chris (MIN): As the advent of the new administration might affect relations in the middle East? And that should generally know Americans? What would you advise the administration to take in the middle East?
Isaac Herzog: First of all, this is a very complex region. There are people and nation, and conflicting national movement. Israel needs to be very strong. Always immediately take deliberate action against Iran, which is the main violator of peace and stability in the region. On the other hand, there are many possibilities. This transitional historical moment. We have to be at the center of events, to manage and to use the favor of Israel.
Michael Herzog: First of all, I think the US needs to apply a policy of strength and firmness, that this, unfortunately, is not enough. I would say that the priority is the review of the stability policy of Iran and the fight against ISIS, but not one at the expense of another.
Isaac Herzog: I can conclude that the message of the President of trump to Assad in the form of fifty nine missiles “Tomahawk” shows the entire Middle East a serious attitude of America in this matter. And it was a very clear message. I hope it must show that started a new game.
Chris (MHN): Some would say that the arena has a new player.
Isaac Herzog: Yes. We polite.
More about Michael and Isaac you can see in our news next month when the new CBN documentary drama “In our hands: the battle for Jerusalem.” Show c may 23, in theaters across America. Detailed information about the film on inourhands1967.com