When it comes to the Iranian nuclear issue and the Western powers’ negotiations with the Islamic Republic, there is a consensus view in Israel shared by commentators, analysts, experts, and even the politicians from the entire ideological spectrum – no deal is better than a bad deal.
This is also the official, explicitly stated position of US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. The only problem is which criteria to use in order to gauge whether an agreement is “good” or “bad.”
Amos Yadlin, the former head of Military Intelligence who is in line to become the defense minister if the Labor-Hatnua alliance forms the next coalition, told me that Israel must come to an understanding with the Obama administration “so as to make sure that Israel and the US are on the same page regarding what constitutes a bad deal.”
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