Israel is acting like any small, but relatively powerful country would act when it feels afraid and has blanket and unqualified protection for any of its acts from the world’s only superpower. It is the United States that is acting abnormally and entrenching this vexing conflict. I elaborate at Souciant today.
Posts Tagged ‘Gerald Ford’
Posted in United States, US-Israel Lobby, tagged Al-Monitor, Anwar Sadat, ARab League, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill Clinton, Egypt, France, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Gulf War, H. Ross Perot, Hamas, Hezbollah, Israel, Israel Lobby, Jimmy Carter, John Kerry, Laura Roazen, Mahmoud Abbas, McDonalds, Menachem Begin, Occupied Territories, Palestine, Resolution 242, Salam Fayyad, United States, Yitzhak Shamir on April 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in 1967, US-Israel Lobby, tagged United Nations, Palestinians, Egypt, Jews, Middle east, AIPAC, Israel Lobby, BDS, Hillary Clinton, United States, Vietnam, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, Six Day War, Lyndon Johnson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, France, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Saban Forum, Suez War, Menachem Begin, Gamal Abdel Nasser on June 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
In the final installment of my series marking 45 years since the 1967 War and the beginning of the occupation, I look at the huge role that war played in the development of the “special relationship” between the US and Israel. The relationship has obviously been a disaster for the cause of peace and for the Palestinians, but has it really been good for Israel and the US?