A new 6-minute-video, https://bit.ly/3ssfqV1, November 8, 2023, Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative”
1. Can/should Israel defy US pressure to act against its (Israel’s) own most critical national security interest (e.g., allowing a ceasefire in the war to obliterate the anti-Western Hamas Islamic terrorism; bolstering the Palestinian Authority despite its terror-driven policy and education system; allowing a non-Israeli security control of Gaza following the current war) while the US extends Israel a highly-appreciated(!), vital support, militarily, financially and diplomatically?
2. Israel’s defiance of US pressure has been an inherent feature of US-Israel relations since 1948. It has caused short-term frictions, while generating long-term US strategic respect toward Israel, triggering a dramatic enhancement of mutually-beneficial strategic cooperation.
3. As expected, Israeli defiance of US pressure spared the US economic and national security setbacks, dealing major blows to enemies and rivals of the US.
Additional brief video are available in here on the following issues: Israel’s contribution to the US economy and defense; the State Department track record in the Middle East; the limits to US security guarantees; the myth of “the Arab demographic time bomb;” the impact of Israel’s control of Judea & Samaria on US interests; the 400-year-old roots of the unique US-Israel nexus, the Middle East labyrinth; Iran – a clear and present threat to the US; the anti-US Islamic terrorism; the Palestinian issue (is it a central element of the Arab-Israel conflict; Arab policy-making and Middle East turbulence?); Palestinian refugees (how many? Their origin?); etc.