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We need not linger over the question of what the Arabs think about whether Iran is a threat. We know for a certainty what they thought (and think) because we can see what they do.
Thank you, Obama and Biden, for bringing peace to the Middle East
(August 20, 2020 / JNS) The Middle East Peace Process has for decades seen peace in that region depend on negotiations between Israel and the Arabs who live in the rest of what used to be the British Mandate. The Obama-Biden administration deviated from that view by choosing not only to promote the claims of the Palestinian Arabs, but also by helping Iran become an important player in the region. And lo and behold! Now we have peace busting out all over the place between Israel and the Arab countries.
Is this work of Obama and Biden? Yes, in a way. Can they take credit for it? Not even a little bit.
The peace being achieved now with encouragement of the Trump administration is here because the Arab world realizes just how irrational and dangerous the Obama-Biden policies were. That threat has created an unprecedented degree of unity among the Arabs and between the Arabs and the Jewish state, all in an agreed regional effort to prevent Obama’s and Biden’s policy goals from becoming a reality.
To see why this is so, one need only step back to 2009. It was then, shortly after Barack Obama and Joe Biden took office that they began working—secretly, for the first several years—towards the goal of enabling the Islamic “Republic” of Iran to become a power of the first rank in the Middle East. To achieve that goal, Obama and Biden negotiated what they held out as a deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which we were told barred Iran from attaining nuclear weapons.