April 17, 2014

Should America Be Israel's Lawyer?

John Cassidy, The New Yorker

The Associated Press

It’s been clear for years that the one thing that might -- and only might -- change the Israeli government’s thinking is a credible threat by the United States of pulling away, cutting back its military aid, and joining an international effort to isolate the Jewish state. If the United States were to remove the universal presumption that, ultimately, it will always take Israel’s side, it could actually play the role of honest broker. But what are the chances of that happening?

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TAGGED: United States, Israel, John Kerry, Palestine, Palestinians, Middle East

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