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Israel’s Security Is Not America’s Problem

by | 20th, September 2011

MATTHEW Ygelsias on Israel:

I had a lot of problems with Rick Perry’s remarks on Israel today, but the most striking thing was his throwaway line that “Israel’s security is critical to America’s security.” He didn’t really explain why that is, because like Benjamin Netanyahu’s contention that “America has no better friend than Israel”, it isn’t true.

The truth is that Israel is a very small country that simply isn’t very important. Israel contains no valuable natural resources, and it does no favors for the United States.
Which is fine. There are lots of countries whose security isn’t crucial to the United States. Chile, for example. And yet we still enjoy a nice, healthy, state-to-state and society-to-society relationship with Chile. It’s not a slam on Chile to

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