Sunday, June 19, 2005

#126 Is the USA Really Israel's Ally?

Musings #126
June 19, 2005
12th of Sivan

Is the USA Really Israel’s Ally?

With friends like them, we don’t need enemies. Sorry, but facts prove the myth a lie. The United States of America is not a friend of Israel.

I’ll start with a little history, something I’ve mentioned previously. It’s no secret that the Jewish and Zionist leaders had to lobby hard to convince President Harry Truman and the State Department to vote “yes” in the United Nations, November 29, 1947. The United States had no interest in a Jewish State in the middle-east, just like it didn’t use its military to stop the extermination of Jews during World War II, and it turned back Jewish refugees from Europe, even when their return to Germany meant death for them.

The United States didn’t aid Israel in its war for Independence; arms had to be smuggled out by pro-Israelis. Individual Jews and non-Jewish supporters donated money to Israel. Any American “aid” was for American benefit, and the eventual military aid only succeeded in damaging Israel’s own military and aircraft industry. The United States demands full control over any arms Israel develops with parts bought from the states. and We would do much better without American “help.”

Jonathan Jay Pollard has been jailed for twenty years under the most severe conditions for following the terms of American-Israeli defense treaties, which the United States blatantly ignored. There is no precedent for such punishment. The documents he passed to Israel concerned her defense needs, which were included in treaties between the two countries. Not even the most serious espionage by spies from the USSR, during the communist regime received such severe punishment. Doesn’t it make you wonder whom America considers friend and foe?

America has promised to “stand by” Israel in times of trouble. I think Clinton was president at a time when Israelis were frequently being targeted by Arab terrorists, and he told Israel not to worry, since America would “stand by” Israel. Now I’m a native American and an English teacher here, and I don’t see how such a promise could be a comfort. There’s an implied distance; America will wave from the sidelines, but don’t expect any active help. America will “stand by” and watch, supervise, criticize, be “evenhanded.”

Jun. 18, 2005 9:39 Updated Jun. 18, 2005 23:44

Rice urges Mofaz to release more Palestinian prisoners No true friend would tell someone to give gifts to murderous enemies, to reward terrorism. Why should we listen? The United States wouldn’t release terrorists that endanger its citizens; why should we? No normal country would. Honestly, doesn’t it make you wonder on which side is the United States?

As the saying goes: “It takes two to tango.” The only reason that the United States continues treating Israel like an errant child is that we accept it. Unfortunately, for whatever reasons, the Israeli government sees itself as illegitimate. It accepts the abuse and waits patiently for more.

Today Israeli society is experiencing an internal struggle. Some of us want to be truly independent of foreign rule and others are afraid. Are we a “western democracy” or a “Jewish State?” Do we need a foreign “patron?” And most important: Do we owe our existence to another country?

We are at a crossroads. If we don’t rid ourselves of foreign control we will cease to exist. Israel won’t be viable without YESHA. G-d forbid the government succeeds in its plans to amputate our Land, we will find ourselves defenseless, locked in fragile ghettos.

There is no foreign country we can depend on. We must look to G-d and to our own strength. And for our survival, we must send the American busybodies back to Washington. If they’re such experts at making “peace,” they should invite Castro to the White House for a festive banquet.

Shavua Tov, A Wonderful Week to All,

Batya Medad, Shiloh
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Esther said...

Can't argue with any word you've said here. You're absolutely right. I hear the news about what my government is doing, and I remain aghast. Israel needs to look out for herself cause sadly.... I'm afraid/ashamed we're letting her down.

Batya said...

Thanks, it's still not too late.

Esther said...

I'm trying!

Batya said...

You can do a lot blogging.