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Netanyahu's nuclear blind spot

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction to the Iran nuclear deal shows a blind spot in his thinking — and a bit of hypocrisy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in a joint news conference in Moscow's Kremlin November 20, 2013.  Putin said after talks that both sides hoped a "mutually acceptable resolution" could soon be found over Iran's nuclear ambitions. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX15M33

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the initial and welcome breakthrough that took place in Geneva between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany as “a historical mistake.”

This typical rush to judgment was an attempt to undermine an agreement that sets in motion relief of sanctions on Iran and a resumed negotiating process that, hopefully, leads to Iran’s full compliance with the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) which, by the way, Israel has never joined.

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