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Liberman: It's time for Israel to look for allies other than the United States
Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/20/2013 14:28

Posted on 11/20/2013 6:44:28 AM PST by Dave346

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday that Israel should focus on making new allies as opposed to relying solely on its relationship with the United States.

During a speech given at the Sderot Conference, Liberman stressed the importance of not putting too much focus on America as Israel's main ally. "For many years Israel's foreign policy was one directional towards Washington, but my policy has many more directions."

Liberman, who returned to his post last week after being acquitted of fraud charges, said "the Americans today are dealing with too many challenges and I wouldn't want to be in their place. They are busy in Iran and North Korea and also have economic and immigration problems."

Liberman also attacked the treatment of Israel at the UN: "If i were to take the simplest statistic...since the founding of the security council there were 49 condemnations against Israel and only 3 against Iran."

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allies; enemies; iran; korea

1 posted on 11/20/2013 6:44:28 AM PST by Dave346
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To: Dave346

now that Israel is sitting on a mother lode of gas reserves, new allies should be easy to rent


2 posted on 11/20/2013 6:46:28 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Dave346
I wonder what planet they are going to search....In the end, wouldn't it be easier to help us install a more democratic administration, since the Americans don't seem to really care..
3 posted on 11/20/2013 6:47:18 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: Dave346
It's time for Jews to look for other allies than the DNC.

Democrat delegates booing God and Israel at the 2012 DNC convention.

4 posted on 11/20/2013 6:47:20 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Dave346

They just figured that out? I knew it as of November 2008.


5 posted on 11/20/2013 6:48:49 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

Didn’t we all.

Israel has no friend with the Muslim in the WH.


6 posted on 11/20/2013 6:53:09 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Dave346

Or better yet, it’s time for the US to look for allies in the Middle East other than Israel.

Hint: We don’t have any, and we never will, despite the president’s cringing before all and sundry and crawling on his belly to appease Moslems everywhere.


7 posted on 11/20/2013 6:53:33 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Dave346

What can Israel do, now that terrorists have seized control of the White House. It’s like an episode of ‘24’ or the film ‘White House Down’, except this was done via election. Israel should look to India, China and Russia in that order.


8 posted on 11/20/2013 6:56:11 AM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Dave346

Smart move. Relying on the US to defend you at this point is a fool’s bet. Even after Obama leaves, he will have so decimated our military it will be decades before we’re up to the task again, if ever.


9 posted on 11/20/2013 6:57:08 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dave346

Yup. Until Obama is gone.

The Jews have faced the Egyptians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Romans, and the Nazis. They were scattered to the winds for close to two thousand years only to gather once again on the same plot of land.

They can surely bide their time for three years!


10 posted on 11/20/2013 6:57:30 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Buckeye McFrog

We can’t count on the US to defend the US. These days there is nothing you can count on.


11 posted on 11/20/2013 7:04:36 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: Dave346

Israel has a trump card no one, not even the United States, has full assurance of - protection provided by Almighty God. A tiny nation that stands alone without a true friend in the world that continues to defy the odds even to survive. This Yahweh enjoys overcoming unbeatable odds and He no doubt will demonstrate it again.


12 posted on 11/20/2013 7:07:50 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: ArtDodger
I wonder what planet they are going to search....In the end, wouldn't it be easier to help us install a more democratic administration, since the Americans don't seem to really care..

Well, I just hope as Netanyahu climbs off our shoulders he has the good grace to also leave our checkbook.

13 posted on 11/20/2013 7:11:09 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: OrangeHoof
Yahweh enjoys overcoming unbeatable odds and He no doubt will demonstrate it again.

Amen!

14 posted on 11/20/2013 7:11:27 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Dave346

courtesy ping


15 posted on 11/20/2013 7:12:52 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Smart move. Relying on the US to defend you at this point is a fool’s bet. Even after Obama leaves, he will have so decimated our military it will be decades before we’re up to the task again, if ever.”?

Well, it’s a good idea to broaden their base of allies for sure. But, I’m having trouble figuring out who those might be. The Saudis, Kuwaitj, Emirates, Jordanians, Turkey, others, are scared poopless that Iran will become a nuclear power. But, if/when it becomes show-time I seriously doubt that any of them would align with Israel. But shall more than likely see.....


16 posted on 11/20/2013 7:18:21 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: a fool in paradise
It's time for Jews to look for other allies than the DNC.

And for Jewish-Americans to look for a better party to support.

They, like black Americans, women, Hispanics, the elderly and youths, continue to hook-up with the party that has none of their true best interests at heart.

17 posted on 11/20/2013 7:39:12 AM PST by polymuser
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To: polymuser

Joe Lieberman got KICKED OUT of the DNC and yet he still gives them his allegiance.


18 posted on 11/20/2013 7:46:51 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: OrangeHoof

Yahweh has a penchant for waiting until you are totally down, before stepping in to lift you up. At least that’s how it seems when you’re in trouble. He does watch over the faithful.

Once you’re down, and it’s apparent to you that you can’t do it on your own, God often steps in to inspire you to do what you know to be right, and He will do the rest.

The United States may be coming to such a moment. Lets hope we don’t miss it.

It’s revival time...


19 posted on 11/20/2013 7:48:42 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Joe Lieberman? Could you at least read the first four words of the first sentence of the article?


20 posted on 11/20/2013 7:57:06 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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21 posted on 11/21/2013 5:36:09 AM PST by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: I want the USA back

-——They just figured that out? ——

no, they are acknowledging publicly what everybody knows.

The allies already exist under the table but can not be named.


22 posted on 11/21/2013 5:45:38 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Dave346

I should hope he’s looking elsewhere. My own pet idea is EMA, Eastern Minorities Alliance. It would include India, Greece, Kurds, Copts, etc.


23 posted on 11/21/2013 3:25:15 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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