America to the Rescue

I recommend the New York Times editorial Israel’s ‘American Problem’. It focuses on the way that the large nominally pro-Israel lobby in the United States has damaged relations between the two countries and complicated Israel’s own situation. Two notable passages. In the first, an American Jew lectures his Israeli friends that they can’t see the big picture of global jihad because they’re focused on their own situation in Israel. In the second:

by the standards of rhetorical correctness maintained by such groups as the Conference of Presidents and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or Aipac, Mr. Obama is actually more pro-Israel than either Ehud Olmert or Ehud Barak. (To say nothing of John McCain and President George W. Bush…

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