Around the Middle East, A Reader’s Guide – 9th Edition

Iran remains a key topic, and Israel’s concerns about the Iranian nuclear program are major headlines this week. Here’s a look:

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu actually spoke to BBC Persian to speak directly to the Iranian people. He warned that it was their regime that was causing them such suffering and added that the regime acquiring nuclear weapons would be bad for the Iranian people.
  • Meanwhile, the potential for an Israeli strike on Iran is still out there, and most Israelis support the idea.
  • The US apparently is not following Netanyahu’s advice on Iran and is considering giving them a break in sanctions before Iran gives up their nukes.

What do you think?