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Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Myth of Israel's Foreign Allies

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. 
And in the spring of 1967 when after weeks of threats by Egypt, that it was going to drive Israel into the sea and destroy it, did any foreign country take steps against Egypt? No! To make matters worse, the United Nations quickly withdrew the "peacekeeping forces" that had been placed there to protect Israel.

And in October, Yom Kippur, 1973, when Egypt and Syria attacked Israel, Israel had no allies! The United States played a game trying to create a stalemate of sorts. The USA and Egypt were allies, and they didn't want us to win and they didn't want us to be destroyed. When the tables finally turned and we were victorious, the Americans were no happy, because by the end of the war, we had even more land than before. And that's why they kept pushing for Israel to give it back to withdraw.

And consider all the very undiplomatic and terribly immature sounding fits we've heard from American Presidents, Vice Presidents and Cabinet members about internal  Israeli policies. That's not the behavior of an ally. 

And I don't want to hear about all those "buy in America shopping coupons" that we get. The so-called "aid" has stickier strings than a spider's web. 

As a pragmatist, I see things very clearly, and it's about time that the State of Israel totally rethink its policies by taking into account that when push comes to shove, when we really need help, we'll be left high and dry or drowning. Both mean the same. Nobody cares what happens to the State of Israel. They'll just add a room or annex to their well endowed Holocaust Museum. 


Marcel Cousineau said...

Back during Yom Kippur of 73' I was a crew chief n F-4's at Holloman AFB and that was the only time in my four years of service that we went on red alert.
The word was that Russia was planning to send nukes to Egypt to help them along.
That was a close one.

After I got out I headed to Israel on my own in 77' and ended up working with some of Israel's defenders on Kibbutz Erez.
I've been back a number of times and know the land better than I do the US, being much smaller it's not hard to do.

I know a few things and one that I have no doubt about is that god is angry when His people Israel look to the corrupt and perverse hypocritical nations for help, peace or security.
I know He is not happy with the weak and faithless leadership which ALWAYS looks for help from the wrong places.

I believe He is tired of the wimps who rule Israel and treat their enemies better than those Jews who are obedient to His command to settle the land and He will shake things up very soon in Israel.
What has happened with those Jews in Hebron who purchased a home and were driven out by the poodle Netanyahu's puppy Moshe Ya'alon ?
The 'paperwork'matter was supposed to be straightened out in a week or two at most.

'Woe' in Hebrew has a very strong meaning when it comes from the Holy One of Israel, doesn't it?
I think many, many in Israel are in serious trouble for chasing after "worthless foreign allies" , I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.

"Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!"
Isaiah 31

John S. said...

I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.

Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

Anonymous said...

FACT is that Israel never had and does not have any allies, except for Hashem!

Could anyone ask for a better one?

We have to show HIM that HE is our ONLY Ally and not to rely on anyone except HIM.

Batya Medad said...

Marcel, I heard another strange story from someone who had been an American soldier based in Europe in 1973 that showed that the Egyptian/Syrian attack on Israel was no surprise to the USA.
John, Gd saves us when we save ourselves.
Yes, Anonymous, Gd is our only ally!

Richie Sevrinsky said...


Maybe you are missing out on some history as well...

Batya Medad said...

It wasn't that simple. The USA knew in advance that Israel was going to be attacked and it did its best to get the war to end in a stalemate to give it power over us. They were also helping Egypt at the time; don't forget that.

Richie Sevrinsky said...

Do you have any evidence for that assertion? Nothing like that is referenced in the Wikipedia article.

Also, please see this page as well:


Batya Medad said...

Wikipedia does not know it all. I've been in Israel since 1970. I remember the war very clearly. And it was much too obvious that the Nixon-Kissinger plan was to end it in a stalemate to give it power over us. Later I was told by reliable sources who had been in the American army in Europe that troops were being prepared from summer to enter the Sinai which was to be the border between Israel and Egypt. I do not need Wikpedia for this.

Richie Sevrinsky said...

If you have more accurate information to share, please edit Wikipedia to reflect that.

If you have personal information from having held a position in Israel's defense administration (since 1970, presumably), please share that.

Otherwise, any hearsay, rumors, and "reliable sources" should be considered less accurate than Wikipedia articles.

Batya Medad said...

In your opinion. Other sources and many experts confirm what I say. I do not have time to play the Wikipedia edit game. That is why I blog.