Afghanistan’s new government sees its takeover as a victory for Islam and the Taliban says it’s willing to have relations with most other countries, except one. Israel.
Israel won’t comment on the Taliban statement but US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US would think about ties with the Taliban.
“The Taliban says, as it seeks international legitimacy and international support, and that will depend entirely on what it does, not just on what it says,” Blinken said.
Blinken says the Taliban is committed to fighting terrorism, not allowing Afghanistan to become a terror launch site and upholding the basic rights of the Afghan people including women, girls and minorities.
“They see America as a country they can blackmail because Americans don’t get it and Americans will cater to the Taliban, unlike Israel. Because Israel knows exactly what the Taliban is,” said Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University in Israel and Vice President of NEWSRAEL.
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