The current US Administration, however, has chosen to pressure the Jewish State and placate Iran and the Palestinian Authority.
Regardless, the ideological and strategic fabric of the mutually beneficial, win-win US-Israel relationship – based on shared values, mutual threats and joint interests – will withstand appeasement and cynicism. But, vital US interests could be severely compromised unless the US heeds the following advice by Winston Churchill: “This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup, which will be proffered to us year by year, unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigor, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the old times.”
About the Author: Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger is consultant to Israel’s Cabinet members and Israeli legislators, and lecturer in the U.S., Canada and Israel on Israel’s unique contributions to American interests, the foundations of U.S.-Israel relations, the Iranian threat, and Jewish-Arab issues.
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