The nuclear, the fear, and the criticism: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, and one of the main and most important issues raised in the meeting, if not the main and most important one, is the normalization process with Saudi Arabia. However, on Monday evening we reported in the “Main Edition” that Netanyahu left the country without holding an organized discussion with senior Israeli defense officials regarding the Saudi condition for approving a civilian nuclear program, which includes independent uranium enrichment.
Defense establishment fears: Netanyahu won’t
The defense establishment is also concerned that the prime minister will not share the details of the agreement with the relevant parties. The defense establishment is very dissatisfied and criticizes this move by the prime minister, who did not convene the IDF, the Shin Bet, the Mossad and the Atomic Energy Commission to discuss all possible consequences – even though it was supposed to.The prime minister did not formulate an orderly Israeli position on the Saudi demand for uranium enrichment.
In the shadow of the American denial of the report that the talks had been frozen, sources familiar with the details point to grave concern that a cohesive Israeli position on the issue will not be presented when the prime minister hears about the understandings with Saudi Arabia from the president at their joint meeting.The question is whether Netanyahu, in the name of wanting to bring peace with the Saudis, will harm Israel’s supreme security interests and allow independent nuclear enrichment – a move that all senior officials oppose.
in conclusion Defense establishment fears: Netanyahu won’t
Even the prime minister, according to what he tells his people in closed conversations, will not give the green light to such a step.Normalization with Saudi Arabia – perhaps the most important issue facing the United States and Israel and the core of the discussion between the two men, against the backdrop of reports of a cooling in the talks.The Palestinian issue: As reported in this week’s edition, the Americans are very disappointed that Israel is not transferring all the concessions to the Palestinians aimed at preventing the collapse of the PA.
Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farrakhan said in an interview with Saudi state television that “there is no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without an independent Palestinian state.” According to Ben Farrakhan, the two-state solution “must return to the top of the list of priorities.