The Historical implications of the present conflict you can look up and indeed it is necessary to do so to come to any understanding.
Rooted in centuries of Social, Religious, and Political anguish.
It is sufficient for the purposes of this post to say the latest injury to one side becomes the next injury to the other.
There is no denying that a Jewish State was created in Palestine despite the fact that for over 1300 years it was overwhelmingly inhabited by Arabs.
Why it was formed is based on the biblical account in which God promised the land to the Jews who subsequently conquered and rule the land until along came the Romans 2000 years ago.
Putting aside recent history herein lies the issue as it stands today.
The Region holds historical and Religious significance to both groups. Both groups insist that the land belongs to them. Neither group has anywhere else to go. Both groups claim it is impossible to coexist.
They both have incompatible Goals insofar as one groups sense of identity seem to deny the reality or legitimacy of the other groups identity.
So what does the Iran nuclear deal mean?
Is the US opening a door to a new policy era in the Middle East with potentially far-reaching implications. Should it come to pass. Is it a way to really make changes in the political landscape?
There is one thing for sure: If it does come to pass suddenly US support of Israel is no longer Unconditional.
It is time for Israelis to face the reality.
For Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even dismantling Iran’s civilian programme entirely does not satisfy the Netanyahu’s appetite; it is the Iranian ‘policies’, ‘behavior’ and ‘state’ that he wants eliminated.
How will Israel and Arab nations in the region respond?
Can the US balance newly competing interests in a region already torn by Sunni-Shia conflicts in Syria and Iraq. What about Yemen? All three conflicts have Iranian proxies in the fight.
Will the US have a much greater incentive to force Israel to solve its conflict with the Palestinians, something it resolutely opposed till now.
All of these questions are beyond my and many to answer.
It seems to me that Iran would not be the first country to acquire a sophisticated nuclear program without building an actual bomb. Japan, for instance, maintains a vast civilian nuclear infrastructure. Experts believe that it could produce a nuclear weapon on short notice.
Every time another country has managed to shoulder its way into the nuclear club, the other members have always changed tack and decided to live with it. In fact, by reducing imbalances in military power, new nuclear states generally produce more regional and international stability, not less. ( See previous Postings)
Israel’s regional nuclear monopoly would be broken.
So are we in the final stages of a decades-long Middle East nuclear crisis that will end only when a balance of military power is restored.
In 1981, Israel bombed Iraq to prevent a challenge to its nuclear monopoly. It did the same to Syria in 2007 and is now considering similar action against Iran.
You would think through all the tears of Jewish horror Israel would extend the hand of friendship by offering a One state solution.
Sadly the likely of this happening will take another biblical story. History rarely sleeps securely.