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Comment and Opinion

Haaretz: What Will Trump and Netanyahu Pay Putin to Join Their anti-Iran Camp?, by Daniel B. Shapiro

Largely overshadowed by last week’s political upheaval in Israel was a low-key but highly significant announcement: Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat will host a joint meeting with his American and Russian counterparts, John Bolton and Nikolay Patrushev, later in June.

A meeting of this sort is unprecedented. But so are the regional challenges facing all three countries, and the need to work together to find solutions.

Some may see it as a favor from President Donald Trump to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom Trump has consistently boosted as he tries to remain in office. But regardless of the political backdrop, the meeting presents an important strategic opportunity, and its originators deserve praise for pulling it off.

Read the full article at Haaretz.