There are few interrogations concerning Iran’s major aversion towards Israel and its desire for the extermination of the Jewish State. Iran has long supported militant groups opposed to Israel but now, because of its involvement in the war in Syria, it finds itself possibly on Israel’s northern border.
And when it comes to describing Iran- Israel relations, these can be divided into four major phases as the period from 1947-1953 was entirely considered the friendly period during the era of the Pahlavi dynasty.
While on the flip side, the period from 1979 Iranian Revolution to 1990 was one of the worsening periods. By the end of the First Gulf War, the enmity evolved between the two countries. In 1947, Iran was among those 13 nations that voted against the UN Partition Plan for Palestine.
Iran also voted against Israel’s admittance to the United Nations after two years. Despite the fact, Iran was the second Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel as a sovereign state after Turkey.
A famous American author Rob Sobhani has promised to describe the main components of bilateral relationships between Iran and Israel in his recent book.
It deals with the principal trends that leads to the emergence of this connection and to identify the leading factors to both continuity and changes in Iran-Israel relations.
In one of his very best selling books, The Pragmatic Entente Sobhani has given a rather accurate account of those individuals who were committed in Israeli-Iranian relationships before and after the advent of Khomeini in Tehran in 1979.