Trita Parsi: They have not only been wrong in how to handle the Iranian nuclear program – they have been wrong on almost anything about Iran.
Trita Parsi: Israel has tried to hinder diplomatic efforts by pushing for unrealistic demands during negotiations, threatening military action whenever the United States hints at a compromise, and helping to impose next-to-irreversible sanctions on Iran.
Trita Parsi: It’s very simple: If you prefer war with Iran over a deal with Iran – even one that would prevent it from building a bomb — your best and possibly last opportunity to kill the deal is immediately after the nuclear talks have concluded.
Trita Parsi: To work with Iran or not to work with Iran? That’s the question dogging Washington as Iraq descends into chaos, reminding America that its mission there was never truly accomplished.
Trita Parsi: Washington may not want to admit it, but Iran is the most stable country in the Middle East right now.
Trita Parsi: Many in the Israeli establishment are genuinely worried that Netanyahu’s unreasonable position will further isolate Israel and compel the US to ignore Israeli demands because “nothing will please Netanyahu anyways.”
AIPAC Invincibility. The real loss AIPAC has suffered is that the illusion of its invincibility has been shattered.