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Israel and the advantage to exist

Reader comment on item: Corbyn, Sanders, and the Need for Israel Victory

Submitted by myth (Germany), Feb 13, 2023 at 07:57

With the Abraham Accords some ME arab countries reach an agreement with a country that offers Western benefits. This time the Arabs preferred Israel over the US. I can offer two motivations:

1) The ME has seen the US disengage from Iraq and disengage from Afghanistan with chaotic consequences. That makes Israel the ideal partner for Israel cannot possibly ever disengage from the ME. Here Israel has the advantage to exist. Not to mention that its population had their eyes on to the ME living in far away countries for thousands of years. Loyalty to the region is a given with Israel.

2) The democratic US can turn around their policy towards Iran with every new election. It can be sanctions today and a green light to develop nuclear weapons tomorrow. Israel equally democratic and regardless of its numerous elections pursues a stable and reliable policy towards Iran no matter who is in government. That is because Israel has to suffer the consequences of its policy the same as every other country in the region.

Wasn't it Nietzsche who argued: better to have good enemies than have bad friends?


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