Israeli news organizations are turning up the heat on Washington.
From The Jerusalem Post,
The Israel-Iran countdown has begun, and with regard to Teheran’s nuclear race we are witnessing a great crisis in US-Israel relations. Will America help the tiny Jewish state? Can Israel trust the word of a US administration which treated Jerusalem like a banana republic?
A few days ago, Israeli officials told Yediot Aharonot newspaper that “the US’ stance is pushing the Iranians to become a country at the brink of nuclear capability.
” Very few people in Israel believe that the US will ever launch another preemptive war against the ayatollahs. The US, especially if Barack Obama is re-elected, will be tempted to reach a compromise with the Iranians.
Israel is dependent on the US for economic, military and diplomatic support. American taxpayers fund 20%-25% of Israel’s defense budget, with the Jewish state being the largest recipient by far of American aid since World War II.
This article appears somewhat contradictory. How can you accuse the US government of treating Jerusalem like a “banana republic” and turn around and admit American taxpayers fund a quarter of your defense budget or that Israel continues to be ‘the largest recipient by far of American aid since World War II’?