Thursday, November 27, 2014

Own house in order

The State Department is continually preaching the Obama liberal agenda to Israel, treating Israel as an equal of the Palestinians and the other Arab States, and not as a true and loyal ally of the US.  What other country in the whole region can the US depend on, Turkey? Jordan? Egypt? Lebanon? Iraq? Saudi Arabia? Afghanistan? Pakistan?  From Europe clear across the globe to east Asia there is no militarily capable and pro-western country other than Israel.  Yet, when Israel builds a few houses in Jerusalem, we are criticized and talked down to, when the Knesset considers a bill regarding the nature of Israel as a Jewish State, we are lectured on democracy.  I say, put your own house in order first.  The rioting in Ferguson and across the US is worse than the rioting in Jerusalem and the trigger-happy white cops in the US are far worse than the border police in Israel, who have to deal with Palestinian terrorists and rioters all the time.  

It is demeaning and unnecessary for the State Dept. spokesman to lecture the Israeli Government and Israeli legislators on what they should or should not be doing.  It is direct interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign country, that the US would never do to other countries, even its enemies.  If the spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry lectured the US Government on how it should handle the riots in Ferguson, or its racial problem, or its immigration problem, or the policies of the housing department of Washington DC, would that be appropriate?  Of course, not.  So tell the US to stop meddling in the interal affairs of Israel.  We don't need the benefit of your supercilious advice, we don't need to be lectured about democracy.
This is not only my opinion, but that of many Israeli legislators and officials.  For example, Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett  stated:
"I say to the Americans that the affairs of the State of Israel - we will manage. At the end it is our problem. This is an internal issue and I think that no one has the right to intervene with it."   I say to the US put your own house in order before you criticize us.


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