Meir Javedanfar, an Israeli academic who was born in Iran (and who teaches a course about Iranian politics), makes a point in the short clip below that I think is insufficiently appreciated: Mitt Romney, in advocating a more confrontational approach to Russia and China, is embracing a foreign policy that would undermine Israel's interests.

Javendar also alludes to the flip side of this coin: the Russia policies of President Obama that have been depicted as appeasement by Republican hawks have been pro-Israel in the sense that they've helped secure Russian cooperation in sanctions against Iran.

You can watch the whole conversation (an episode of the BhTV show Foreign Entanglements) here.

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