Thursday, February 21, 2013

The (ZIONIST RAN) United States and Israel: A Shared Strategy for the Challenges of the Middle East INSS Insight No. 405, February 20, 2013  Dekel, Udi
A mapping of interests between the United States and Israel highlights a number of basic common interests as well as conflicting situational interests stemming from different views on how to respond to the challenges. The United States and Israel share an interest in preventing Iran from acquiring military nuclear capability, but they differ on the means to this end. Israel and the United States anticipate that the Assad regime will fall and that Syria will be cut off from the radical axis led by Iran. Both aspire to strengthen the peace agreement and to maintain the stability of Jordan. [[[[[[Both have accepted the reality of Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt, and strive to preserve stability and effective governance as well as the peace treaty. ]]]]]] Formulating a Joint Regional Strategy
The leading recommended principles of a joint Israeli-US regional strategy are: 1. The United States does not disassociate itself from the Middle East, and is committed to prevent the region from falling into the hands of radical Islam.2. Reinforced bilateral strategic relations, and deepened special defense ties.3. Full transparency between the leaders; avoidance of steps that surprise the other side.4. The United States will refrain from challenging the government of Israel with a demand to stop building in Jerusalem, which runs counter to the Israeli consensus. In return, Israel will formulate a restrained policy of construction in settlement blocs only.(ed note:they will leave illegal settlement blocs alone,to continue growing,and will create altogether new ones elsewhere,on continuing usurpation of more Palestinian land)
5. An ongoing dialogue to determine priorities toward integrated efforts to political, security, diplomatic, economic, and social regional challenges6. A common understanding that actions, not words, are what matter in the Middle East, and therefore objectives must be promoted with steadfastness, including a willingness to use force.On the basis of these principles, it is recommended that an integrated systemic strategic approach be formulated that maps linkages and unintended consequences and allows engagement with several challenges at once.The first layer: Stopping the Iranian military nuclear program
President Obama should provide Israel with assurances that he will implement his strategy of prevention and will not slide into a strategy of containment. Confidence building can be based on three elements.1. Joint planning of the military option, including maintaining the results of a military attack over time.2. Mutual understandings about a reasonable arrangement with Iran. It appears that Israel will be asked to show flexibility on the issue of Iranian uranium enrichment, as long as any material enriched above 3.5 percent is not stored in Iran.3. Stepped up sanctions against Iran as long as it procrastinates in the negotiations
[ed notes;Israhell the sole nuclear rogue state in whole region,in possession of hundreds of ''illegal nuclear weapons'' ,laying down conditions on whats acceptable regarding Irans non existant military nuclear program(their nuclear program is purely related to medicine and energy)
The third layer: The day after Assad 
[[[[[[[Coordination is needed between Israel, the United States, and the West regarding Syria in the post-Assad regime era.]]]]] In the immediate term, this involves formulating a joint US-Israeli policy for preventing the use of chemical and biological weapons and preventing the transfer of strategic weapons to Hizbollah and other extremist elements. [[[[[[[[[[The greater emphasis should be on neutralizing the influence of Iran and Hizbollah in Syria(cutting Syria off from the radical axis); preventing jihadist elements from taking over the country; and supporting the establishment of a stable, pro-Western government that is committed to internal reconciliation and Syrian unity.]]]]]]
The fourth layer: Stabilizing the Syrian perimeter
[[[[[[[[Given the special role of the Hashemite Kingdom as an anchor of stability in the region and a loyal ally of the United States and Israel, special attention should be paid to its survivability and stability, endangered by its economic weakness.]]]]]]]] [[[[[[[Turkey has a vital role to play in the area and in building a post-Assad Syria. Thus, Israel should respond to the American request and find a formula for apologizing to Turkey. [[[[[[[At the same time, a joint American-Jordanian-Turkish effort must be promoted to prevent Iraq from disintegrating or falling under full Iranian influence.]]]]]]]]]] [[[[[[[[Backing is also needed for a Western effort, possibly led by France, to change the internal balance in Lebanon in favor of stabilizing forces that oppose Hizbollah.]]]]]]]
The fifth layer: Egyptian stability and governability in Sinai
The first goal is to preserve the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty and honor the security commitments of the military appendix. The United States should form a coalition of Western states that will assist in reconstructing Egypt's collapsing economy with the following conditions: a commitment by the regime to maintain the peace treaty with Israel, the application of effective governance in Sinai, and effective Egyptian action to stop weapons smuggling to the Gaza Strip. The United States, Israel, and European Union states must help Egypt acquire the tools to deal with the needs of the Bedouin tribes in Sinai and build sources of employment and income to replace smuggling
[[[[[[[At the same time, Israel can help the regime in Cairo by providing relief for the Gaza Strip and by implementing and expanding the understandings reached at the end of Operation Pillar of Defense.]]]]]]]

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