In the wake of Saudi Arabia’s approach to the IRI, which in the geopolitical relations of the region, can currently be considered as a political earthquake, The former head of Israel’s spy agency Efraim Halevy, while had an interview with CNN and in the other public media, stated that ” We had a very, very good relationship with Iran under the previous leadership of the Shah. There is no real conflict of interest between Israel and Iran.”
“We don’t have a territorial confrontation. We don’t have a common border and there is no real reason that there should be a state of war between Israel and Iran,” said Halevy.
If we consider the above sentences as the average understanding of the Israeli intelligence services about IRI, power relations, politics, and social relations in Iran, we can safely say that the understanding of “Efraim Halevy” from Iran is elementary and superficial.
Efraim Halevy says that we do not have a territorial confrontation with Iran, we do not have a common border, and there is no reason for the existence of a state of war between the two countries. Later, he raises that during the time of the last Shah of Iran, there were good relations between the two countries of Iran and Israel, and there can be such good relations now.
Has “Efraim Halevy” still not accepted the fact of the occurrence of a phenomenon called the Islamic Revolution, which has fundamentally changed economic-social relations and necessarily political power? The answer is that the Israelis still haven’t come to terms with this fact and that’s why they still implore to return “Reza Pahlavi” to political power in Iran, this misunderstanding has led to wrong and ineffective policies such as terror, sabotage, and espionage operations by Israel in Iran, and so far, no major impact has been made on the guardianship( Velayat Faghih ) system. In this article, this topic is discussed.
It can be assumed that the main reason for the lack of knowledge of the Israel government and spy organizations about the political equations and power relations in Iran is that the main advisers of the Israel government and the Mossad are former officials of SAVAK who fled to the West after the 1979 revolution and according to many unofficial statements, some of them live in Israel. If this is true, Israel will never be able to achieve a significant victory in the fight against the Islamic Republic. What about the SAVAK officials who were in control of Iran’s security during the time of the Shah and were unable to protect their government from the rise of the clergy and religious fundamentalists, now how will they be able to protect Israel from the danger of the government and the military, which rely on the wealth of thousands of billions and the support of hundreds of thousand Basij and IRGC to protect them.
We return to the words of Mr. Halevy to show the lack of information about the Islamic Republic and indicate that Israeli intelligence agencies are wrong.
He says that we had a good relationship with Iran during the time of the Shah, and these sentences are used in such a way that we can have the same relationship with the Islamic Republic now.
He did not consider many complications in socio-political issues in Iran and uttered these sentences. Mohamad Rezashah represented the interests of the classes, who were basically bureaucrats and educated in the West, and from the political point of view, they accepted European-centric policies, and naturally, they had a good relationship with Israel, which had very deep ties with the United States, but “Khamenei” represents the interests of the classes who hate modernization and the West as a cultural devil leaning and naturally cannot have a good relationship with Israel. The Shah was taking steps within the framework of America’s geopolitical policies, and Israel was also a part of these policies, however, the Islamic Republic is taking steps within the framework of anti-American policies. On the other hand, fundamentalist Shiite Muslims have a historical hatred for Jews that goes back to the beginning of the rise of Islam, and Khamenei represents this hatred. The Shiites ( Khamenei’s supporters kind ) will never stop their deep hatred of the Jews. On the other hand, the leader of the Islamic Republic, Khamenei, with the hope of taking control of the revolutionary tendencies in the Arab and Islamic world, has declared himself to be the defender of the interests of the Palestinians, and in this way, he aims to unite the Shiite minority in the Islamic world with the strong majority of the revolutionary Sunni Muslims and the critic of America. Khamenei will not give up this possible position of leading revolutionary trends in the Islamic world at any cost.
You may say that the Islamic Republic had deep conflicts with Saudi Arabia until just a year ago, and now it has forgotten all of them. In response, we can say that after the Islamic Republic managed to weaken Saudi Arabia in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, drive it out of Iraq, get stuck in Syria, and force the Houthis into the pro-Saudi government in Yemen, only after these, he imposed all his friendship on Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has given the green light to the orientalist policies of China and Russia, avoiding the United States, and at a time when it should have released its oil to the market to prevent its price increase, according to the petition of “Biden”, in coordination with Russia he refused to do this, and only after all, the Islamic Republic, in a weakened position due to the recent riots, proposed friendship to this country. Is Israel able to accept such retreats to satisfy the “mullahs”? If Israel gives in to the withdrawals requested by the mullahs to satisfy them, there will be nothing left of Israel. The idea of Israel’s friendship with the Islamic Republic is a crude thought and unmeasured words. In order to reduce the black shadow of the mullahs, and to be a serious factor against IRI Israel must try to find a realistic understanding of Iran n real opposition and the power relations in it, and for this, it must, first of all, change its advisers on Iran affairs.
I am an Iranian writer and blogger who writes about politics without affiliation with Iranian opposition groups. My writings are written based on the belief in the necessity of removing the clergy and the Islamic Republic from political-social relations in Iran. I myself have been a political activist in Iran for many years, I was imprisoned for 10 years in both the Shah and Khamenei regimes, and now I live in Europe.
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