Skip to comments.Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?
Posted on 04/16/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
Russia and Israel seem to have a growing affinity for each other. A few weeks ago, Israel abstained from a vote in the UN censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported [link at URL] that this is a sore spot for the White House and a diplomatic novum on the world scene.
A senior Israeli official said that Israel's absence from the United Nations vote was viewed around the world as an extremely irregular measure, a departure from a long-standing Israeli policy of voting with the United States in the UN. While the Americans viewed Israel's behavior as ungrateful, in light of Washington's unshakable support for Jerusalem in the UN, in the Kremlin and in the Russian media Israel's action was seen as an expression of support for Moscow, or at the very least a lack of opposition for the invasion of Ukraine. [Haartez].
This also wouldn't be the first time that there was a significant split on an international question between American neoconservatives and Israel's leaders. Just compare how Netanyahu felt [link at URL] about the Arab Spring to the feeling of the neoconservatives [link at URL]. For the former it was a nightmare, for the latter, a dream come true.
(Excerpt) Read more at theweek..com ...
The Arab Spring also brought the also-monstrous Assad to the brink of being ousted... But Isreal surely could see that when Obama was about to intervene with bombings, this would help extremist Syrian rebels, and they surely thought they would be worse for Israel than Assad ever was.
Perhaps Israel sees this as a continuation of the "Arab Spring." If so, that would explain their vote. And I believe that is what is occuring...
Israel got tired of the US working against its interest. Blame Clinton and Kerry.
Simple.....the Israeli’s trust the Russsian, Putin more then they trust Israel hater, POTUS, “I love the Muslim Brotherhood” Obama!!!
Maybe old memories are recurring. While the US was the first nation to recognize the State of Israel, the Soviet recognition followed in about ten minutes.
They just realize America can no longer be trusted due to the antisemitic liberals in power and the cowardly ‘opposition’ party that empowers them. And they likely won’t trust us ever again.
They see Russia as a better and more stable option as a partner. I do not blame them a bit but I am sorry it had to be this way.
It seems they dislike this regime as much as I do.
Israel's leaders recognize Obama as a feckless leader. They are choosing to align themselves with Putin who is not.
Can’t get it to load. Too much truth?
The Muslim Brotherhood is “largely secular.” Please. I bet that Netanyahu must have chucked his cookies when he heard those two words connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. Israel seems to have seen right through what really happened in Egypt with the Arab Spring.
The present administration picked sides in the Arab vs Israeli conflict, and the Arabs came out on top. Should Israel stand by our side while we aid and abet their enemies? Hardly.
“Simple.....the Israelis trust the Russsian, Putin more then they trust Israel hater, POTUS, I love the Muslim Brotherhood Obama!!!”
I think that sums it up nicely. It doesn’t take a genius to see which side Obama favors. For a “Christian”, he sure does spend an awful lot of time promoting Muslim causes...
Seems they don’t trust our leader’s “Muslim faith”.
Sorry bout’ that. Good link up and running...
That last sentence speaks volumes...
If the Russians are smart, they’ll cozy up to Israel... with it’s large ex-Soviet population and vast technology experience... and build an alliance. The problem is that when Putin is gone, I have a hard time seeing Russia get over it’s built-in Jew hatred. Scratch a Russian and a Jew hater is right underneath. I wish that would change, but it is what it is.
Got it, and great post.
As long as I can remember which goes back to childhood in the early1930s, there have always been a significant number of ‘Russian Jews’ in the USA. I can recall the Rabi’s wife bringing food to my mother after my father’s death even though my mother was from the old Czarist bunch of Russians.