In an interview with the website of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Ali Abdi, referred to the negotiations between the United States and the Arab countries of the region to justify and contain the extreme policies of the new cabinet of the Zionist regime led by Netanyahu and stated: the Biden administration, considering its regional approach, is not after escalating tensions in the occupied territories. This administration, unlike the Trump administration, while trying to solve the Palestinian issue in favor of the Israelis, seeks a two-state structure and a peaceful solution to the problem in its declared policies.
Recalling that the Obama administration also had such a policy, he pointed to an article published by an Israeli analyst in the Haaretz newspaper, which described “shock and surprise mixed with concern” as Washington’s outlook towards the results of the Zionist regime’s elections and the image of its new cabinet and added: In the current situation, any tension and crisis, even in a completely one-sided way, in which the fault of the Zionist regime is clear to the public opinion of the world and Western countries, will disrupt the policy and approach of the Biden administration towards the Palestinian issue. Therefore, the US government does not welcome such conditions; as it expressed its displeasure with the ministerial position of “Ben-Gvir” from the very beginning.
The expert on the Zionist regime affairs, stating that escalation of such conditions, especially the conditions that lead to conflicts uncontrollable by any of the parties, is a threat and danger for the US, noted: The US will face challenge with Netanyahu’s government, and Netanyahu considering the situation that the United States does not have a unified support for it regarding the Palestinian issue, tries to have a pragmatic policy towards the issue so that it can both gain the satisfaction of his cabinet and the relative satisfaction of the Americans; but the future will show how far Netanyahu can achieve such an objective.
Referring to the history of tensions between Netanyahu’s government and previous democratic governments in the US, Abdi added: A gap has been created between the United States and the Zionist regime, before Biden’s trip to the occupied territories, this gap was also clear, and during that trip, the meeting between Biden and Netanyahu had its edges. On the other hand, in this regard, it should be kept in mind that the majority of American Jews are inclined towards Democrats with liberal views, and they do not tolerate that the Israeli government act in such a right-leaning, extremist and quasi-fascist manner.
Saying that the challenge of this government with the American Jews was fully reflected in the statement of Isaac Herzog, the president of the Zionist regime, that after the election of Netanyahu and formation of the government, he addressed the American Jewish community and asked them not to have a harsh approach towards that government and do not act indiscriminately, he continued: Herzog believes that the proper interaction of the American Jewish community with that government will help to reduce the existing gap. In fact, they themselves acknowledge the existence of that gap.
Emphasizing that the strategic and systematic relationship and cooperation between the power structure in the United States and the Zionist regime should be considered apart from the current gap between the two governments, he referred to the internal protests of the residents of the occupied territories, the gap between them and the concern about the impact of the extremist and racist positions of the members of the new cabinet on their lives and said: The US has concerns about some possible actions of the Zionist regime in the future. Of course, this concern is not about violating the rights of the Palestinians and oppressing them, their concern is about the disruption of the regional strategy and policy and challenging it by the right-leaning and extremism of the new government in Israel.
At the same time, he explained: The level of cooperation between Israel and the US, as well as some Arab countries, especially in the military and security fields, is beyond the cooperation between governments and does not change with the change of governments. There are secret governments in the US and Israel that carry out secret relations. Of course, regarding “adaptation” or the normalization process, no message has been issued by the respective governments that could have a critical approach towards the new government in Israel. In addition, in connection with martyr “Khairy Alqam” operations, unfortunately, a number of Arab and Muslim governments, including Turkey, condemned it. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the current Iraqi government also condemned this measure, which was very surprising.
The expert on the Zionist regime affairs, referring to the reports regarding the increase of deserting soldiers in Israel after the right-wing parties came to power, due to concerns about the security and military policies of Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich and the possibility of crossing the red line of many Zionists, said: The US gets worried when the governments that work within the framework of normalization of relations, go towards tension with Israel; but when they not only do not express their quittance of Israel’s terrorist activities and are not concerned but even support them, it does not cause any concern for the US.
Abdi continued: Netanyahu’s policy of laying the groundwork for the normalization of relations is part of the current commonality in the US administrations, and for this reason, the Israelis are in harmony with the Biden administration and are advancing the work. Regarding the issue of dealing with the Palestinians, especially the West Bank and settlement building, and exerting pressure and harassment beyond what was accepted and agreed upon in the Oslo framework, measures may be taken that cause concern. Of course, it should be kept in mind that the US usually does not take practical action against the Zionists in such cases beyond verbal criticism. Finally, it will be directed to verbal reminders and we will not witness protesting and warning measures.
Referring to the efforts of settlers and extreme right Zionist parties to expand settlements and legalize more than 70 settlement construction operations and carry out violent operations against Palestinian buildings and facilities in the West Bank, he said: I doubt even the Biden administration, due to being under pressure of the Jewish power lobbies in the US, beyond expressing concern, take practical action; Because in this case, in the election it will be threatened by the Israeli lobby in the US.