We have no real allies to "alienate," and we've never really had any to rely on.
Even as Israel loudly tangles with Sweden, the UN, and the US envoy, Netanyahu is quietly trying to 'muddle through' amid signs of eroding US diplomatic cover.Shrill wind from Israel: Does it risk alienating its allies?This is one of the wackiest opinion pieces I've seen of late. It really bothers me that people who know bupkes about history are accepted as qualified to write in respected mainstream media all over. Besides Israel always going to the assistance of places in trouble, like the rescue experts going right now to Taiwan, where there was just a massive earthquake, and the crew that helped in Haiti and numerous other places. And Israel doesn't first make the decision according to how friendly the country is or how "democratic" and "humanitarian" policies are there. Israelis just run to help those in need.
And back to the "allies." We had no foreign allies during our struggle for independence from the British who had davka be mandated by the League of Nations to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish State in what Hadrian had renamed, in an effort to rebrand the Land, "Palestine."
- No country supported us.
- No country threatened Great Britain that it will recognize the Jewish State whether GB withdraws or not.
- No country treated our leaders as if they were head of a country until the War of Independence was well over.
- A "yes" vote on November 29, 1947, in the United Nations was not the same as being an ally.