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Real Need for Dramatic Change in American Administration's Policy Towards Israel

Reader comment on item: One Cheer for Obama's Arab-Israeli Policy

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 17, 2009 at 19:13

As this reader looks over the exchanges in this post, and while the foreign policy effort was directed to the Middle East's continuing obsession of extracting concessions from Israel without the examining of the true consequences, we must look at an ancillary aspect to the circumstances that may have as much an impact on defending against attacks from known sources of hostilities. The America Administration has retracted from an earlier plan for missile defense on a strategic level, thereby offering an exposed a flank against a Middle Eastern theater of hostilities, namely that of a Russian backed shift in the balance of strategic capabilities for their allies. There is no question what that means for Israel, for the diplomacy necessary for the protection of Israel against such threats has been compromised.

We will reiterate the earlier premise of the need for a dramatic change in foreign policy towards Israel. It would be better to support Israel, even in the difficult times and be called 'Zionist,' than to continue on the disparate mentality of conceding to the Arab posture of forcing Israel into a position of defense against all comers, a battle that is Supernaturally promised only Israel will win. Then the American Administration will find out just how bad their foreign policy in the Middle East really was.

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