there is some merit to collaboration with North American Jewish organizations because there is that element of dependence on one another and sometimes another viewpoint or angle from afar is helpful. However, one has to be careful that no one political perspective dominates the pluralistic Israeli community which has to meet the interests of a wider heterogeneous population than their own Diaspora Jewish communities. In other words, one has to have experienced something like coexistence between Arabs and Jews to really understand and believe that it's possible.
Gadhafi loyalists stage rare protest in eastern Libya (Reuters)
from the article: Don't wag the dog