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Obama Isarael the nuclear indifference

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By Marwaan Bishara

(source: Al-Jazeera)

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There are a number of reasons why Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, decided not to attend the nuclear summit hosted by Barack Obama, the US president.

They include deteriorating relations with the US over expanding illegal Jewish settlements on occupied lands, a frozen ‘peace process’, and just bad chemistry between the rightist Israeli leader and the liberal US president.

But more importantly there is no good reason for the Israeli leader to attend. As one of the few countries that developed nuclear weapons and refuse to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Israel has nothing to gain and much to lose.

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