I would say it’s not necessarily something major, but this is the first time in history that the Jewish state has made such a move. Is something on the horizon in Israel’s relationship with Iran? Whatever it is, it’s something out of the ordinary.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman, will host a conference next week (27-31 December) for Israeli Heads of Missions. At the conference, Israel’s ambassadors and consuls general serving throughout the world will discuss broad diplomatic and strategic issues.
This is the first time a conference for all of Israel’s Heads of Missions has been held. The idea is to facilitate direct dialogue with the country’s leaders, mutual updates on major diplomatic issues, and a discussion of action plans to deal with the challenges awaiting the State of Israel in the international arena in the coming year, including the Iranian threat.
Israel is clearly getting impatient with the failure of the international community, including the Obama Administration, in getting Iran to halt its nuclear weapons program. And understandably so.
Israel is the biggest adversary of Iran, a state-sponsor of terrorism. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has publicly called for the total destruction of the Jewish state, and acquiring nuclear weapons would permit the psychopath and his powerful backers to achieve that goal.
For all of the talk about diplomacy and soft power from the Obama Administration and our European allies, nothing has actually been accomplished. Iran remains on the road to becoming a nuclear state. Don’t be surprised if we witness Israel unilaterlly taking steps to destroy the dream of leaders in Tehran.