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Biden Mistreated Israel as a "Banana Republic"

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Nov 17, 2022 at 14:12

The description of Israel as being treated by Biden as a "Banana Republic" is not mine. It is so described by journalist Yaron Schwartz in the Jerusalem Post online today.

But as Schwartz also recognizes, mistreatments can backfire. The gas deal with Lebanon now gives Lebanon and Iran's proxy there, Hezbollah, something to loose when (not if) it misbehaves and launches an attack from Israel's North. It appears now (to me) that Israel may have a "cold peace" with Lebanon since Lebanon is a failed-state in economic shambles. Is it willing to loose the revenue from the gas discovered in its vicinity which Israel is now willing to let it exploit? Even if Hezbollah and Iran take the credit? It's a good strategic gamble in the short run for sure I think.

"Israel was treated and acted like a banana republic for years - opinion"
"Upon the maritime border deal's announcement, the left-leaning news outlets ran simultaneous stories on the historic agreement." | By YARON SCHWARTZ | Published: NOVEMBER 17, 2022


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