This column-even for Elder-was really looney-toones. Obviously, without U.S.assistance, Israel would not have survived up to now. Unfortunately, like the rest of the Israeli extreme left, Eldar has not a shred of gratitude. It seems that these folks resent the U.S. for supporting Israel-remember, Eldar was all for Arafat until the very end. The Israeli extreme left chooses to constantly disregard reality-for example, they will almost never admit that the Palestinians want to destroy Israel, no matter how often their leaders say it. Therefore,according to the exteme lefties' false theory that the Palestinians want permanent peace with a Jewish state,it follows that the U.S.(because it supports Israel)is not helpful. Eldar is the kind of lefty nitwit who 30 years ago caused me to realize that the left is usually intellectually and morally bankrupt.
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: Is America a strategic liability?