The Mutually-Beneficial Bottom-Up US-Israel Relations

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (fes) organization, June 03, 2011

The enthusiastic reception – by Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, doves and hawks - to Prime Minister Netanyahu's May 24, 2011 speech before a joint session of the US Congress reflected the unique relationship between the United States and Israel. The ties between the US and Israel resemble a triple-braided cord, which is not easily broken, consisting of shared values and mutually-beneficial economic and security interests.

When Netanyahu Met Obama

YnetNews, Opinion Section, May 25, 2011

 The May 20, 2011 meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama highlighted the unbridgeable gap between the two.

US Foreign Aid to Muslim/Arab Countries

Foxnews.com, May 24, 2011

Israel votes with the US - at the UN - about 95% of the time.  However:
While America's standing in the
Middle East couldn't get much lower, you wouldn't know it looking at the U.S. foreign aid budget. Of proposed U.S. assistance for 2012, almost two-thirds is earmarked for Muslim nations and one-third goes to Arab countries. Yet, despite those billions in aid, opinion polls show most Arab citizens still have an unfavorable view of America and most Muslim nations routinely vote against U.S. interests in the United Nations.

President Obama's Virtual Reality

YnetNews.com Opinion Section, May 21, 2011

On November 2, 2010, the US electorate decided that President Obama was detached from domestic reality, and therefore dealt the Democratic Party a devastating defeat in federal and state legislatures, as well as in gubernatorial elections.  In his May 19, 2011 speech on the Middle East, the President proved himself detached from Middle East reality as well.

Preferred Agenda for the Obama-Netanyahu Summit

Interview by Frank Gaffney, Secure Freedom Radio, May 19, 2011

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu should focus on the smothering Middle Eastern "sand storms" originating in every Arab country and not on the Middle Eastern "tumbleweeds," such as the Palestinian issue. 

Bibi, Barack and Tom Friedman

Israel Resource Review, May 19, 2011

Reading a Tom Friedman column on Bibi and Barack is to take a step into a virtual reality show, where the director, Tom Friedman, says there will be no connection to any real facts or any real history.

No American Pressure on Israel

YnetNews Opinion Section, May 17, 2011

President Obama intends to leverage the elimination of Bin Laden and intensify pressure on Israel.  However, the capability of an American President to exert pressure in the international arena is a derivative of his domestic clout, especially when it comes to pressuring the Jewish State. 

Israeli Targeting Pod Leading Bombings in Libya

Jerusalem Post, May 02, 2011

Technology developed by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is assisting NATO launch accurate missile strikes against Gaddafi forces in Libya.

Israel: America's Ultimate Ally

http://bit.ly/eKiimE, April 27, 2011

What is the definition of an American ally? On an ideological level, an ally is a country that shares America's values, reflects its founding spirit, and resonates with its people's beliefs. Tactically, an ally stands with the United States through multiple conflicts and promotes its global vision. From its location at one strategic crossroads, an ally enhances American intelligence and defense capabilities, and provides ports and training for U.S. forces. Its army is formidable and unequivocally loyal to its democratic government. An ally helps secure America's borders and assists in saving American lives on and off the battlefield. And an ally stimulates the U.S. economy through trade, technological innovation, and job creation. Few countries fit this description, but Israel is certainly one of them.

US-Israel Mutually-Beneficial Two-Way-Street Ties

http://www.aipac.org/40427.asp, April 24, 2011

US-Israel strategic cooperation has leveraged Israel's unique experience, enhancing the national security of the US and Israel, expanding research & development, employment and exports in both countries.

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