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Pro-Israel Policy Part of a Larger Strategy

Reader comment on item: The Paradoxical Peril of Warm U.S.-Israel Relations

Submitted by Dave, Jun 5, 2017 at 17:10

Sure, supportive American relations with Israel retard Israel's progress in forging her own defense capabilities, especially in home-grown technical matters and on borders. The US State Department should not be an unelected extension of the Israeli Labor party with a veto on her policy.

Yet, an activist American government that essentially understands the global jihad threat will necessarily support Israel and help pro-Western forces in the region. For example, there is already significant progress in the Trump administration in backing an alliance of Sunni states against Iran, and that has also helped the Gulf states to have the confidence to isolate pro-Hamas Qatar.

Israel is but one piece of the Mideast puzzle that America needs to assemble, and all the pieces form a bigger picture.


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In the year 2167 [142 words]PezDispenserJun 21, 2017 15:33239668
Pro-Israel Policy Part of a Larger Strategy [125 words]DaveJun 5, 2017 17:10239483
1Want to read more [93 words]
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Shelley SquiresJun 2, 2017 16:24239425
Still can't read entire article [26 words]Shelley SquiresJun 2, 2017 22:11239425
No, it is not. [27 words]Dmitry LevinJun 2, 2017 22:24239425
Insight into la la land. [52 words]
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Ethan PerksJun 2, 2017 11:44239423
Uh-Oh-----Here We Go Again [85 words]Barry BlackJun 2, 2017 11:42239422
1The term "honest broker" leads nowhere [74 words]
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PezDispenserJun 2, 2017 09:04239421
mid-easterners see the honest broker as disloyal [105 words]mythJun 3, 2017 05:53239421

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