Saturday, May 26, 2018

Give Israel an Inch...

... and it'll always take a mile.

Two recent examples of this iron law:

1) In 2016, Obama gave Israel a record 10-year $38 billion military aid package, which, btw, it only grudgingly accepted.  The deal is set to take effect about now, on condition is that the money be spent on US-made arms. (See my 14/9/16 post Bushama's Legacy.)

But now Israel wants it all - upfront - to spend on Israeli-made arms. (Source: Israeli MPs push Trump to let them use military aid on non-US equipment, Jason Ditz,, 21/5/18)

2) Just recently, as you know, Trump moved the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something Israel and its fifth columnists in the US have been urging for decades. Not good enough apparently.

Now, Israel wants the US to formally recognise the Israeli-occupied (since 1967) and -annexed (since 1981) Syrian Golan Heights as Israeli territory. (Source: Israeli intel minister says US will soon recognize Golan annexation, Jason Ditz,, 23/5/18)

Will Americans ever wake up?


Grappler said...

Surely this can't be true MERC. I haven't seen it in either the ABC or in SMH - and I don't look at the Australian. Australians will wake up when their media starts telling them the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Or when - and this is more likely - they cease to have any respect for the media.

As to Americans. I talk to many. They skirt around the issue. Even mentioning Israel in certain circles is forbidden. I think many well-educated Americans understand the influence of Israel on their government and do not like it, but are afraid to discuss.

MERC said...

There are all sorts of psychological issues here, unfortunately. One is that to discuss such a subject you've got to do your homework. Another is that people are afraid of the anti-Semitism smear, and don't know how to deal with it. Again, apart from developing a thick skin - well, he/she would say that, wouldn't he? - it's a matter of homework.

Grappler said...

Re Golan: I wish I could find a religion that would force its believers to allow me to steal my neighbour's land even when I don't believe in it!