all that you mention is appreciated. a defencive umbrella, however, would make israel too dependent on the us. such an arrangement would be unpredictable. however, such decisions are not for me to make. were i the government, i would be hesitant. it has nothing to do with being of a certain political stripe, but more with being cautious and looking far in the future. without doubt, the alliance with the u.s. is much appreciated, but in my opinion, it should stay as balanced as possible.
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