Iran's role in Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be 'overlooked,' say Mideast experts
May 21, 2021
(JNS) — The escalating conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is one of the first major policy tests for the Biden administration.
Despite U.S. President Joe Biden’s hope to shift foreign policy away from the Middle East to deal with threats from China and Russia, it is now being confronted with the difficult reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told JNS that the Biden administration is in a “decidedly awkward position” right now.
“Amid nuclear negotiations that will soon yield t...