An Israeli-Iranian Dialogue: Why Not?

In early December, Israeli President Shimon Peres stated that he was willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The Israeli and Iranian media have not paid much attention to this statement so far, probably assuming that such a meeting is unlikely to happen and that the individuals lack the power to cut a deal. Peres’ position as Israeli President is largely ceremonial and the real power is vested in Bibi Netanyahu as Prime Minister.