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This article deals with efforts in seeking to upgrade Israel’s relationship vis-àvis NATO prior to and during NATO’s New Strategic Concept Seminars. We, as the MMH Global Strategies, address the earlier need to take Israel from being a Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) participant and strengthen its status within the premier military alliance to serve as a strategic counter balance to an impending nuclear Iran. Additionally, the breakdown of the Israeli-Turkish relationship is touched upon. The reasons why speeches of NATO Secretary Generals and other leading officials often send mixed messages, which are continuously used against Israel in the Middle East Peace Process, are examined…The article concludes with the assertion that NATO should exhibit leadership at this critical juncture and disaggregate the Middle East Peace Process from its support for Israel, a key ally and a MD partner. Instead of perpetuating the problem by linking the ills of the Middle East to the Peace Process, NATO needs to be part of the solution...