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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 05.06.06 | 18:46 (IDT)

    "The real problem with an alliance with the US is that the US may not change direction at the same time as Israel is prepared to do so. But Jews are very influential in the US. Israel can speak more loudly, and energize its supporters." - Ben Gurion There are two vectors of influence, one Jewish Liberals and the democrat party. The other is the extreme right and AIPAC. In the question of Israel - and only Israel - these two often seem united, but that is often only skin deep. The internal US tensions may work against a unified support of Israel, with each pursuing a very different agenda if Israel develops policies less aligned with the extreme right wing in America. (That being any lessening of tensions in the middle east, and thus less prospect of the second coming being started with a nuclear war involving Israel.)

    from the article: Is America a strategic liability?
    First published 00:00 05.06.06 | Last updated 00:00 05.06.06
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