What Netanyahu and Miller should understand about the new unannounced American Strategy in the M.E. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Peter of Florida
    • 22.05.11 | 14:07 (IDT)

    Take out the American religious right out of the equation, Israel looses its strategic importance to America and make Egypt the focal point. Israel's location is limited to its size and it population is miniscule compared to what Egypt offers. Geographically Egypt bridges the M.E. and Africa. Culturally and politically, Israel's reach is local. Egypt reach covers all the 22 middle eastern countries from Morocco to Iraq. So the return on America's foreign aid dollar generates a much higher return on ivestment. The Israeli governement should understand that America has Military presence in Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman. America has a major military base in Qatar and have ammunition dumps in Jordan and Egypt and in case of need has access to the Billions of dollars worth of equipment that Saudi Arabia bought from us. How does Israels compete with all the above? That is why General Petraeus, Mike Mullen and the President himself said many a time that peace between Israel and its neighbors is in America's National Interest. Many Americans are very upset and angry at the way Netanyahu was lecturing our President. This will not pass without consequences to Israel. Time will tell . Israel might end up loosing its only supporter as it lost its closest ally in the M.E. Turkey.

    from the article: Top Netanyahu aide: 1967 borders leave too many Israelis outside of Israel
    First published 11:43 22.05.11 | Last updated 11:43 22.05.11
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