Given all the US military assets in the Middle East keeping shipping lanes open thus securing trade and prosperity within reason for all America's trade partners, what will additional statements of Israel's security accomplish? The charter and agency of every US cabinet member is to serve US interest. Putting Israel on a pedestal can actually add to the Israel insecurity Israelis must endure. Making a habit of beating the security assurance drum for 8 years have not stopped the Iranians from their nuclear developments or weapons ambitions. Talk is cheap and eventually amounts to crying wolf. It is mere political symbolism that Mr. Dershowitz is opining for. I think he mischaracterizes what Israel needs to be secure. It should be economic security/stability in the region. Symbols of political support will not stop the terror of rockets that rain on Israel mostly funded by Iran to its puppets in the region.
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