Israel, the ultimate ally

Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, published a powerful and persuasive article in Foreign Policy magazine that highlights the numerous benefits the U.S. receives from its alliance with Israel. Oren argues that, despite what Israel’s critics say, the U.S. serves its interests well by allying itself with the Jewish state.

Oren writes that the bond between the U.S. and Israel goes well beyond shared values. Israel is not just the sole democracy in the Middle East — it has the most powerful army in the region, as well as the most stable government. Due to Israel’s strength and stability, it plays a critically important role in countering radical forces in the Middle East.

Oren’s article was written as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to visit the U.S. in May. During the trip, Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before Congress on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel is under pressure to offer the Palestinians something that would end the deadlock in peace talks before the Palestinian Authority attempts to declare statehood this September in the United Nations General Assembly.

The pressure on Israel, as usual, seems misplaced. Think about it: If the world put as much pressure on the Palestinians – to end officially sanctioned incitement against Israel and Jews, to stop terror attacks, to form a transparent, working system of government, and to end the corruption rife within the Palestinian Authority – as it does on Israel to make concessions for peace, might peace not be closer than it is now, when the onus is placed almost entirely on Israel?

Sadly, we may never know the answer to that question.


Author: afarkas | April 27, 2011
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What do you think?

  • joy
    April 29, 2011
    5:18 pm
     

    If Israel ‘was given’ only one tenth of Semitic lands in 1947/8? The UN and other nations should honour that. Otherwise they are hypocrites and should consider returning their own nations to their original inhabitants and seek to live where there ancestors came from. Austalia could give Australia back to the Aboriginals, the US could return the US to the Indians etc etc

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  • Bret
    April 29, 2011
    10:19 am
     

    As a retired veteran I’ve experienced the corruption and wickedness of Muslim countries first hand. If I was surrounded by such nations I would not trust them and would defend myself from their lies and hypocrisies. Israel has that right to defend herself. And the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob continues to defend her and blesses them that bless her. Our current administration has turned their back on Israel. As a Christian I will never support any decision or action against Israel, but will continue to pray and support her. God bless Israel in Jesus name.

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  • JOHNSON
    April 29, 2011
    4:17 am
     

    IF ANY BODY WANTS TO BE DOOMED, LET THEM FIGHT ISRAEL, LORD IS THERE DEFENSE,
    WHY US IS SUFFERING FROM NATURAL CALAMITEIS SUCH AS HURRICANE, FLOOD, ETC. WHENEVER THEY PUT PRESSURE ON ISRAEL FOR DIVIDING THE LAND THEY SUFFER CASUALTIES.BETTER DONT PUT PRESSURE MR OBAMA.

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  • Theresa
    April 29, 2011
    1:30 am
     

    Israel needs to quite depending on the US or any country or man. that is why they are in the mess their in. Father G-D is the protector of Israel. If the humble themselves and cry out to ABA Father, and return to him with their whole heart and get rid of their Idol. Return to the Lord with all you heart and then you will see the might Lion Of the Trible of Jude come forth, but if you continue you with your dependence on man. you will have all the problem you have. I am Jewish and we have the answer read the Torah and obey the comamdments and return to his festivals. you will see the messiach. Call to the Messiach and beleive he will rescue. Stop following the ways of the world. we are not like them. WE ARE SET APART PEOPLE. WE ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD. CALL ON THE FATHER, REPENT AND RETURN TO HIM, HE IS WAITING FOR HIS PEOPLE TO RETURN, HAVE YOU NOT LEARNED FROM THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL. YOU ARE BEING PUNISHED FOR YOUR STUBBORN DIVIDED HEART. READ THE TORAH AND SEE HOW SERIOUS GOD IS ABOUT YOU.

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    • alton
      May 1, 2011
      7:22 pm
       

      theresa,you are absolutely right,i read a lot of the old testament and see where GOD had to punish the jewish people for not following HIM.they need to repent and call upon HIM for forgiveness and put their trust in the soon return of yeshua!there will never be peace till the coming MESSIAH returns and there will be no more senseless wars from terrorist groups trying to take over the world,HE will destroy them once and for all the world to see!

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  • shirley
    April 28, 2011
    8:05 pm
     

    i support Israel. It is time for you to act,OLord, For they have regarded your law as void. psalms 119:126

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  • Phil
    April 28, 2011
    4:33 pm
     

    It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living G-d. Israel was called to be a chosen priesthood, a special people. They have shown that responsibility by their care for their land and their protection of those sites made precious by the moving of the Hand of G-d among the sons of Adam. As a people G-d has visited on them the lives of the prophets and they have wandered a long time in the wilderness of Ham and Japheth. In the fullness of time they have returned to their inheritance, and from G-d’s own Lips He has said they shall not be moved. Fearful things are promised to anyone who seeks to Divide the Land of the Promise. Only be strong and courageous as stated in Joshua. All the other countries and peoples in the earth can either obey and worship G-d and His chosen or they can disobey and reject G-d and His chosen and discover for themselves that He who guards Jerusalem neither slumbers nor sleeps. Behold the Messiah will return and He will have a people Amen and Amen.

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  • Darren
    April 28, 2011
    4:29 pm
     

    Can the U.S. government, be so naive to believe that fatah, hamas, hezbollah, and their Syrian and Iranian masters want peace? The only peace they recognize is the prepared nation ready for war.

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  • EDUADO DOSANJO OSANJO
    April 28, 2011
    8:30 am
     

    has FATHER ABRAHAM was promise by god that i will bless thou bless you and i will curse thou curse you so it is like that for every thing you do against Isralites

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  • Emmanuel
    April 27, 2011
    2:22 pm
     

    My personal thoughts are that Israel should at all times be blessed with the support of the western world,that Palestine does not in actuality exist, in reality it was called Palestine by the Romans ( It was formerly known as Philistia or the land of the Philistines. )ALL of what is now called Palestine is in reality part of God’s gift by promise to Abraham,confirmed through Isaac and Jacob,The United nations has NO right to tell Israel what to do with regard to it’s defense,the Palestinians as they call themselves will never be at peace with Israel, and Israels appeasement only leads to further violence.
    Deuteronomy chapter seven tells us what the Israelites were told to do to conquer the land, under the present circumstances I consider it imperative that Israel defend herself and her people with deadly force, I know that to save a life is to save the world,in the case of Hamas and such, to save Israel is to kill those who would kill and curse her ….

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  • RITA
    April 27, 2011
    2:15 pm
     

    WHO EVER FIGHTS AGAINST ISREAL FIGHTS AGAINST GOD

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    • LouAnna
      April 27, 2011
      10:37 pm
       

      Yes, as Rita says, whoever fights against Isreal fights against God, but to make it crystal clear…The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Not Mohammad, Not Allah. Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and arose again after three days and now sits on the right hand of the father. Death could not hold him, and praise God he is coming back again!!!

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