Sometimes it is easy to overestimate Israel's influence on the American congress. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • harzion
    • 12.08.12 | 05:30 (IDT)

    Recently we saw Israel complain about the proposed ban on circumcision in Germany. The next day a number of America congress (mostly Jewish) echoed Israel's complaints. Quite often we see most of the congress support Israel in relatively minor matters. When Israel got into the spat with Turkey however, the American congressmen laid low and kept their mouths shut. Even Israel's most ardent supporters did not condemn Turkey's actions. In fact, American congressmen find it to be in their own self interest to support Israel when they can which may make up the times that they really cannot. In the case of an attack on Iran Israel may find some support among Republicans since it would be the end of Obama but Romney has been backing away from earlier statements he made about attacking Iran. Such a move would be wildly unpopular with the American people no matter who orders the attack. My best advice to Israel is to learn to leave with an idea of a nuclear Iran just as Iran and others learned to live with the idea of a nuclear Israel.

    from the article: Israeli official: Iran has made progress toward developing nuclear warhead
    First published 00:44 12.08.12 | Last updated 00:44 12.08.12
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