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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
By Steven L. Taylor

There is little doubt that at the moment relations between the US and Israel are strained over the question of increased settlements.   A lot of this situation is a lot more about domestic Israeli politics and the need for Prime Minister Netanyahu to keep his governing coalition together than many US observers are admitting.  Specifically, it cannot be forgotten that the current Israeli cabinet which includes Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of Yisrael Beiteinu, an ultra-nationalists to Netanyahu’s right.

There has been a great deal of criticism of Obama’s dealings with Netanyahu, including some incendiary speculation about the President’s motives.

It this general context we have the following from Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO:

Rush Limbaugh suggests Israel should just change its name to Iran. It’s the key to be treated well by the U.S.: No pressure, no impolite diplomatic language, no pushing it to give up land.

Now, last time I checked, Israel has been the #1 recipient of US foreign aid for decades (although Iraq may have taken the top slot at times during the last several years) while the US does not even have diplomatic relations with Iran and rather than giving them money has sanctions in place.

Just sayin’.

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2 Responses to “The US Hearts Iran More than Israel?”

  1. Alan Says:

    Is there any limit to the scale of stupidity in te US?
    A big giant country a virtual colony and fully suborinate to the little country that is its master?

    Why esle would it take only 2-3 minutes into a (so called presidential) debate that both of them should reiterate how much they adore Israel, or go over and pay their respect?

  2. Drew Says:

    What a lot of people here don’t seem to realize is that criticism of the Israeli government by Israelis themselves is typically far more vigorous and heated than anything we see here. If some of these Israelis were to come over here and voice their views, they would likely be labeled anti-Semites by American supporters of Israel on both the Right and the Left. Ironic, but true.


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