I guess, like all columnists, Arens has his good days and bad on the job. Apparently this was one of the latter. Arens wants to see the U.S. and Israel as sovereign equals, but there's only one sovereign here, and we know who that is. Sure, the U.S.-Israel relationship is of concern to both countries, but it is only 'so important', indeed, existentially so, to Israel. For all his talk of self-determination, Israel is more dependent on America than ever.
Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners (Haaretz)
from the article: Let’s stop pretending