In light of Russia’s opposition to extending the arms embargo on Iran, which expires on October 23, the only way forward is to cancel the JCPOA entirely by triggering “snapback” sanctions, which no side can veto.
The relationships that diplomats develop through our regular work can help grease the wheels of governmental action and cut through bureaucratic red tape, ensuring online sharing of data and medical expertise.
The fact that the Communist regime has been included on a panel to decide some of the world’s human-rights issues is just another example of how the various agencies that compose the U.N. system can be twisted to favor one member state even as they discriminate against another.
One “bright side” is that with plenty of “room at the Inn,” Israel has contracted with the national Dan Hotels to take over entire properties in which to house those infected but not (yet) in serious condition.
Israel’s ability to protect itself today, and adapt its economy to the new post-global village reality will in large part determine how it survives and prospers in the post-global village world now taking shape.
Iran’s drive for regional hegemony and obsessive focus on assaulting Israel, combined with the coronavirus outbreak, have left it stretched thin. As a result, Jerusalem has a sad-but-real window of opportunity to act.
The U.N. anti-Israel blacklist asserts that the most basic essentials—food, water, transportation, communication—raise “particular human rights concerns.” But if every human activity is a “human rights concern,” then nothing is.