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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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