Source: Niamh Harris
A Joe Biden presidency will likely lead to Wold War 3 which could result in millions dead, an Israeli government minister has warned.
According to Israel’s Settlements Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, Biden’s approach to the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal will result in a Holy War in the Middle East.
“Biden has said openly for a long time that he will go back to the nuclear agreement,” the minister said.
“I see that as something that will lead to a confrontation between Israel and Iran.”
Hanegbi said Mr Netanyahu saw the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, as “mistaken – and that’s an understatement”.
“If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran,” he added.
Express.co.uk reports: Last month, Mr Biden vowed to negotiate a potential re-entry to the agreement if he won the election. However, entering the discussions would entail lifting a number of embargoes brought in by President Trump. Brian O’Toole, a former senior adviser at the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, raised concerns about Mr Biden’s potential agreement.
He said: “It makes it more politically perilous for Biden.
“Essentially, ‘the US is giving up a lot more than Iran is giving up’ is how it will be pitched by the Republicans.”
A senior political source in Israel who wished to remain anonymous said Mr Biden potentially taking office would be seen by Jerusalem as a “completely different feeling” due to his familiarity.
Speaking to Al-Monitor, the source said: “We are going back to the Clinton-Obama establishment.
“People we know, who came up through the system, who worked for years in the Senate, White House, State Department, National Security Council.
“People with whom we know how to work. Predictable, familiar.
“It’s a completely different feeling. No longer lawyers and Wall Street money people.
“Now we will experience the return of an American political establishment that does not always go along with our foibles, but which the Israeli system gets along with very well.”
An insider close to Israel’s Prime Minister echoed similar remarks, adding that Mr Netanyahu and Mr Biden had established a “friendly relationship” in the past.
They told Al-Monitor in condition of anonymity: “As long as the Senate is Republican, Netanyahu is all set.
“He maneuvered an impatient, young [President Barack] Obama for eight years, he will not have a hard time maneuvering Biden, especially as Biden and Netanyahu have enjoyed a truly friendly relationship for decades. They will get along.
“It will not be a passionate affair as things were with Trump, but it will be totally bearable.
“And anyway, Biden is unlikely to have much time and patience for the Middle East with the coronavirus pandemic, tensions with China and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s bullying.”