Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu represents the current government of Israel, but he does not represent what the entire population thinks regarding policy toward Iran. Isaac Herzog is an opposition leader who is offering the people of Israel an alternative approach to dealing with Iran that does not focus upon war. “There is no doubt the prime minister knows how to speak well, but the truth is that the speech, impressive as it was, did not prevent a nuclear Iran. The painful turn is that after all the applause, Netanyahu is alone and Israel is isolated.” Herzog’s comments along with those of other opposition leaders such as Tzipi Livni raise an issue that Israel must confront. At this moment in time, Israel lacks any friends in Europe, let alone other regions of the world. For example:
1. When Benjamin Netanyahu assumed office, Israel armed forces were holding joint military exercises withe Turkish army. Those days are over and Turkey opposes the government of Israel.
2. Israel relations with Jordan and Egypt are no longer close.
3. Not a single European government looks with approval at Israel and its policies, both domestic of foreign.
The Israel opposition wants to work with the US and European nations to bring peace to the Middle East.