Comments on: The limits of U.S. influence in Israel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/22/the-limits-of-u-s-influence-in-israel/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: UnderRated http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/22/the-limits-of-u-s-influence-in-israel/#comment-70381 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 03:55:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17304#comment-70381 *Brent1023

Couldn’t agree with you more… Bibi needs to get a grip and Israel needs to come to terms with reality. It is no longer the underdog, it is not above the law, and it’s allies will eventually be compelled to hold Israel accountable, in some way, for the heedless abandon with which it pursues illegal regional policies.

Without taking sides, i.e. zionist/palestinian, it should go without saying that each nation should strive to adhere to international law and be mindful of well-reasoned demands made by dependable allies. After all, might does not make right unless you are leading the pack, and I don’t see America giving up it’s role as the world’s ‘historical vanguard’ any time soon.

So, Israel: You are a client state of the world’s leading superpower. If you want a piece of that sweet hegemony pie you had better wise up and heed the words of your biggest sponsor, or they may soon be your only friend.

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By: Brent1023 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/22/the-limits-of-u-s-influence-in-israel/#comment-70351 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:53:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17304#comment-70351 The article appears to have been written before the results of the election were known.

Polls had Netanyahu with a majority.

What happened? Netanyahu did not get a majority.

People tell pollsters one thing – they care little about problems with Obama – then get into the voting booth and decide they do care.

This writer appears to be trying to pretend that Netanyahu was not spanked by the voters. Trying to pretend this is a victory.

Nonsense. It is a repudiation.

My hope is that there is another election sooner rather than later and Israeli voters complete the eviction. They finally admit to themselves that they have been taken hostage by Netanyhu propaganda. That more people vote and finally rid the Knesset of his pernicious presence.

The man and his policies are bad for the world, bad for the region, and in particular bad for Israel.

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By: boreal http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/22/the-limits-of-u-s-influence-in-israel/#comment-70314 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:08:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17304#comment-70314 The tone of the article is like the US has to bend and tone its policies to fit the mold of Israel.

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By: reality-again http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/22/the-limits-of-u-s-influence-in-israel/#comment-70311 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:33:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17304#comment-70311 The sound of one hand clapping…

It takes two parties for any agreement, including peace agreements.
Sadly, no Palestinian party in sight, so far.

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By: KnightOfNi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/22/the-limits-of-u-s-influence-in-israel/#comment-70310 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:30:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17304#comment-70310 Seriously? The Israeli’s have to settle with the Palestinians? PLEASE PEOPLE… HISTORY LESSON… 1967: Arabs from Egypt, Jordan and Syria attack Israel. Jews crush attackers in 7 days. Take land. Nighty-night Arabs.

You want your land back? Bummer. I’ll mail you some tissues.

Tell the “Palestinians” to go back to Egypt, Jordan and Syria… PLENTY of land there!!!!!!!

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By: Jameson4Lunch http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/22/the-limits-of-u-s-influence-in-israel/#comment-70305 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:03:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17304#comment-70305 Nice article. Wouldn’t mind seeing “The limitless Israeli influence in the US” next.

There will be no hard lines taken with Israel, and it can act with impunity. It knows it. We know it. The President knows it. What’s worse is, if Israel picks a fight with her neighbors, it’s American blood that will be spilled. It’s a one-sided relationship that is truly baffling.

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/22/the-limits-of-u-s-influence-in-israel/#comment-70304 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:11:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=17304#comment-70304 Very well written!

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