late wrote:America and Israel are drifting apart. It's quite slow, and there is plenty of sleazy politics trying to freeze it where it is.
Israeli-American relationship is oscillatory. It has always been drifting all over the place since day one, - sometimes apart and sometimes closer together. It always depended on somewhat divergent interests and priorities of both states. In this regard, it is no different than a relationship that US has with UK.
However, any hope that you may have for a break up between Israel and US is unfounded. It is unfounded historically and unfounded from geopolitical objective perspective.
As long as Israel and US share common values, there will always be a sufficient critical mass of people that would wish for those two countries to be closer together rather than be separate. And it is those people that have always and will always have the power.
For that metrics to change, the US of A will have to entertain a Soviet style political metamorphosis. And what are the chances of that? So, - yes, while a liberal/leftist political power may rise in US, as it did with Obama administration, the Israeli-US relationship will be marching on, as it always did, regardless.
Some call it a conspiracy, but those are less than intelligent people. I hope you understand…
late wrote:But... things change. The ME is about to become a lot less important to the world. Israel's ethnic cleansing will continue, and eventually we are going to have a liberal or Progressive era here in the States.
They won't hide the tensions that have been bubbling under the surface.
I do hope that you are correct and Middle East may become less important. It is a high time that the world should leave the Jews along.
Israel is pursuing its interests, LIKE ANY OTHER COUNTRY DOES. So, if are upset about what Israel is doing, then you should be upset what dozens and dozens of other countries are doing. Where is your outcry?
When you actually look at it this way, you’ll see immediately, that Israel has by far a better case with regards to human rights then nearly any other country to whose actions you may object.
Fundamentally, there is no ethnic cleansing in Israel, none! There is no land theft either.
You will never be able to argue ‘ethnic cleansing’ or ‘land theft’ successfully in any Western court, which is one of the reasons why Palestinian Arabs will never pursue this in a legal setting. They know what you do not know! They can only pursue this in the court of public opinion, where they do find people who think in the way that you do. Lenin called those, - “useful idiots”.