U.S. love for Israel comes with a price

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    U.S. love for Israel comes with a price - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
     
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    Puta, your Lord and Savior Rabbi Jesus Christ is King of Israel. Hopefully, hell needs uneducated spanish cleaning ladies like you :lol:

    John 1:49: Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel."





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    Israel: A True Ally

    Robert D. Blackwill, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Planning in the George W. Bush administration, and Walter B. Slocombe, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy in the Clinton administration...

    American leaders have traditionally explained the foundations of the U.S.-Israel relationship by citing shared democratic values...Although accurate and essential, this characterization is incomplete because it fails to capture a crucial aspect: the many ways in which Israel advances U.S. national interests.

    Today, Israeli contributions to U.S. national interests cover a broad spectrum. Through joint training, exercises and exchanges on military doctrine, the United States has benefited in the areas of counter-terrorism, intelligence and experience in urban warfare. Increasingly, U.S. homeland security and military agencies are turning to Israeli technology to solve some of their most vexing technical and strategic problems.

    Israeli-developed defense equipment, some of which benefited from generous U.S. aid, now used by the U.S. military include short-range unmanned aircraft systems that have seen service in Iraq and Afghanistan; targeting pods on hundreds of Air Force, Navy and Marine strike aircraft; a revolutionary helmet-mounted sight that is standard in nearly all frontline Air Force and Navy fighter aircraft; lifesaving armor installed in thousands of MRAP armored vehicles used in Iraq and Afghanistan; and a gun system for close-in defense of naval vessels against terrorist dinghies and small-boat swarms. Moreover, U.S. and Israeli companies are working together to produce Israel's Iron Dome — the world's first combat-proven counter-rocket system.

    Counter-terrorism and intelligence cooperation is deep and extensive, with the United States and Israel working to advance their common interest in defeating the terrorism of Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda and its affiliate groups, and preventing nuclear proliferation in the region. There are joint Special Forces training and exercises and collaboration on shared targets. This intimate relationship reinforces overall U.S. intelligence efforts by providing Washington with access to Israel's unique set of capabilities for information collection and assessments on key countries and issues in the region. Such was the case, for example, when Israel passed to the United States conclusive photographic evidence in 2007 that Syria, with North Korean assistance, had made enormous strides toward "going hot" with a plutonium-producing reactor.

    We do not deny that there are costs to the United States, in the Arab world and elsewhere, for its support of Israel, as there are costs to U.S. support of other beleaguered — and sometime imperfect — friends, including West Berlin in the Cold War, Kuwait in 1990-91 and Taiwan today. But the long-standing U.S. commitment to Israel has not prevented development of close ties with Arab nations, which understand — however much they disagree with U.S. support for Israel — that they benefit from a good relationship with the United States on other issues. Nor has it made the Arab oil-exporting states any less conscious of their own economic and strategic interest in a reasonably stable flow of oil to world markets, or their eagerness to buy first-class military equipment from the United States or to enjoy the benefits of U.S. protection against Iranian or other aggression.

    Would Saudi Arabia's policies toward the United States, for example, be markedly different if Washington entered into a sustained crisis with Israel over the Palestine issue? Would Riyadh lower the price of oil? Would it stop hedging its regional bets concerning U.S. attempts to coerce Iran into freezing its nuclear weapons programs? Would it regard current U.S. policy toward Afghanistan more positively? Would it view American democracy promotion in the Middle East more favorably? Would it be more inclined to reform its internal governmental processes to be more in line with U.S. preferences? No.

    In sum, we believe that Israel's substantial contributions to U.S. interests are an underappreciated aspect of this relationship and deserve equal billing to shared values and historical responsibility as rationales for American support of Israel.

    Middle East, foreign relations: How Israel benefits the U.S. - latimes.com
     
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    Israel: A True Ally

    Robert D. Blackwill, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Planning in the George W. Bush administration, and Walter B. Slocombe, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy in the Clinton administration...

     
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    read the comments dumb fuck the people see through your BS
     
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    The tiny little country of Israel is much more trouble than it is worth to the US. Probably no foreign govrnment in history has inflitrated to such extent the US government at all levels. When a state of 8 million people can dictate the foreign policy of a super power of 300 million people, then something is really wrong.
    Seeing the Whole Truth at 8:02 PM November 08, 2011

    Israel is for Israel is for Israel.....Remember the USS Liberty?
    TruthandJustice1 at 2:43 PM November 08, 2011

    @cyberserf: I like your attitude, but your perspective is wrong, instead: Zionist/Israel (i.e., the tail) domination--American (i.e., the dog) dependence due to many forces and factors. Hence, the Israeli tail wags the American dog. The question is: how and why does such exist?
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    you changed the link here it is again George Washington's Advice
     
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    Posting bogus nazi sites, monkey?

    George Washington Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport, August 1790, the first synagogue in America called the Touro, acknowledging the role of the Jewish American community in the American Revolutionary War, including financing the war
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