With the chorus of fear-mongers dominating much of the discourse in Israel these days, I felt it important to contribute the following counterpoint to the Bibi-led doom and gloom approach to the historic deal between the major global powers and Iran. I believe this agreement is the best possible way to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, and that it can start a process for Iran to possibly return to being a responsible member of the international community.
As with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Netanyahu seems to be incapable of practicing a politics of hope; this is unlike President Obama, who appears to be finally justifying the Nobel Prize for Peace that he was given in 2009 based upon simply the promise that he offered. Below is a link to the article that I published in The Times of Israel. (The word gvalt in the title should appear in italics, but the people at TOI tell me that there platform doesn’t permit italics in the title.) Click on the title: The Iran Deal, Gvalt vs. Hope.