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  • Frmr Israeli Intel Head: Netanyahu's Clash w/ Obama 'Intolerable', Risks end of US UN Veto
    • The real questions that Americans really should be asking are these (in my opinion):
      1- why is it that the first step any US presidential hopeful does is pledge allegiance to Israel? A foreign country breaking a host of international laws.
      2- what can't we acknowledge that the U.S. - Israel relationship is just one way: financial and military and political benefits to Israel and costs ( moral, political, financial, etc. for the US).
      3- what exactly does the US get in exchange?
      4- Israel led the U.S. to the Iraqi disaster ( where I spent 4 years as a DoD contractor) and now it wants to lead it to the Iranian catastrophe. It is intolerable that this is happening and that politicians are being bought or intimidated into submission and support to the destructive foreign policies of Israel.
      5- Opposing and criticizing Israel in Public might we be a career ending move for the first few who do it until the larger public becomes aware, but it is certainly a sacrifice worth making. The founding fathers risked life, limb, and property to establish a a just and free country. Today, the U.S. is not just in its support of what itself recognize as the illegal occupation of Palestinian Territories and it is certainly not free from the undue influence of the Israeli lobby. It is impossible to imagine the head of any other foreign country doing what Netinyahu is doing and getting away with it.
      6- the most powerful country in the world is being abused like a Taliban wife by Israel through the treasonous behavior of AIPAC. This needs to stop.

  • 5 Surprising Ways Iran is better than Israel
    • Regarding the point that you bring out about Arab countries not recognizing the right of Israel to exist, I would like to remind you that there is an Arab Initiative on the table ( at least from the Arab side, since Israel has so far rejected it). This initiative includes a recognition of Israel by all Arab countries upon the establishment of the Palwstinian state on the 1967 borders. But Israel simply does not want peace ( at least not at this time). They believe that as long as they have the unconditional backing of the US ( it is more like Israeli control of US middle eastern policy rather than US backing), then they are untouchable. Eventually, sooner or later, the balance of power will change and it might be too late then for the Israelis to sue for peace at the 1967 terms. You might very well be an admirer of the Israelis, but the question is: are you also an admirer of their treatment of the Palestinians?

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