Obama, McCain and Israel's National Security

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3602766,00.html, September 26, 2008

The policy of US presidents, toward Israel, is a derivative of their worldview, and not of their campaign statements and position papers.

 

A worldview shapes presidential attitude toward Israel as a strategic asset or a liability and toward Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria and the Golan Heights.  A presidential worldview determines the scope of the US posture of deterrence in face of Middle East and global threats, which directly impacts Israel's national security.

Jewish Impact on US Democracy

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3593937,00.html, September 05, 2008

Intense Jewish participation in US elections has been nurtured by home-court conditions: The US considers Judaism a key factor in the foundation of its cultural, ideological, legal and political systems. The trilateral covenant among the US, the Jewish People and the Jewish State was established by the Puritans during the 17th century, expanded by the Founding Fathers and sustained until today.

 

 

Obama’s Advisors – A Source for Concern

Ynet (Hebrew edition), July 23, 2008

Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, is not a key member of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Armed Services of Intelligence.  He has not initiated/led any significant legislation and has not devoted himself to national security issues. He surged into the Senate and the presidential race from the Illinois local-political-social arena.  Obama relies on a battery of experienced advisors, who influence/shape his world view and maybe even US policy and US-Israel relations for the next 4-8 years.  However, the record of his advisors – most of them served in the Carter and Clinton Administrations – constitutes a source for concern.

IT'S AMERICAN INTERESTS, STUPID!

http://www.jewishpress.com/pageroute.do/31597, May 07, 2008

Recent congressional hearings about the destruction, by Israel's air force, of a Syrian-North Korean nuclear facility, has shed light on the mutually-beneficial nature of US-Israel relations. The September 2007 Israeli military operation in Syria has dealt a setback to the Syria-North Korea-Iran-Hizballah axis, while advancing US and Israeli interests. It has bolstered US posture of deterrence, has extended US' strategic arm and has provided the US with vital information to penetrate Russian air defense systems, which are also employed by Iran. It has refuted the claim that US-Israel relations have been shaped by political expediency.

President Bush’s Visit – A Fumbled Opportunity

, January 07, 2008

President Bush visits Jerusalem, in order to advance Israeli-Palestinian negotiation, while the US economy is shaky, the 2008 election shifts to a higher gear, the GOP is in disarray and the international arena is boiling.  Unfortunately, President Bush will not focus on the US-Israel strategic cooperation in face of mutual, clear and imminent threats such as Iran, Islamic terrorism, rogue regimes, ballistic missiles and the growing destabilizing Russian intervention in the Middle East.

Quo Vadis Annapolis?!

Ynet (Hebrew edition only), November 13, 2007

US and Israeli policy makers are premising the Annapolis Conference on foundations that have led to a series of bloody collapses in Oslo, Cairo, Hebron, Wye, Sharm el-Sheikh, Camp David 2 and the “Disengagement.” They assume that Abu Mazen has adopted a mentality of peace, thus granting yet another victory to the simplistic world of delusions over Mideast’s complex reality.

The late Professor Majid Khadduri, from Johns Hopkins University’, considered the world’s leading authority on Arab definitions of peace and war, noted that Arabs view peace as a tactical means for achieving their strategic objective – defeating the enemy. Peace constitutes a necessary, but temporary, break in the ongoing war against the enemy and/or infidel.

America Be Wary, Baker-The-Deal-Maker is Back

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3337759,00.html, December 07, 2006

Jim Baker's abysmal track record in diplomacy – in contrast to his impressive business and political track record – suggests that the implementation of his "Iraq Study Group" recommendations would benefit anti-US rogue regimes and harm pro-US moderate elements, while undermining vital US interests.

What’s in it for the USA in its Ties with Israel?!

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #196, November 05, 2006

The following has been compiled by Jack Rains, a business and a political mover and shaker in Houston, Texas:

 

 "OK. So I understand that you are ticked off at Israel and in love with the Palestinians.   That's fine with me, as long as you have truly weighed up all the facts.  So, you want to boycott Israel?  I'll be sorry to miss you, but if you are doing it - do it properly. Let me help you.

The Delusion of US Foreign Aid

"Makor Rishon" Weekly, May 19, 2006

Before Israel disburses the billions of dollars in US aid - to defray the cost of another Israeli retreat – the US has to approve such an aid package.  However, the chance of approving such a package is identical to the chance of Israel receiving US financial aid for previous retreats from Southern Lebanon, Northern Samaria and Gaza – Zero!

The Impact of Israel's Proposed Retreat on US Interests

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #191, May 18, 2006

1.  Vital US interests would be adversely impacted by Israel's proposed retreat from terror centers in Judea & Samaria.

 

2.  Israel's retreat from So. Lebanon propelled Hizballah to regional terrorist prominence – a role model of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), haunting US servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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