Israel will not collapse without America as an ally. It can survive on its own or form alliances with other countries. But at the end of the day people must realize Israel’s best ally is not America, nor potentially China, India, or Russia. It is the God of Israel, the God who directs the affairs of men – and it would do Israel well to satisfy Him first.
About the Author:Elliot Resnick is a Jewish Press staff reporter and author of “Movers and Shakers: Sixty Prominent Personalities Speak Their Mind on Tape” (Brenn Books).
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