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Friday, June 07, 2002

Why America sides with Israel is well described by Victor Davis Hanson. I particularly share this feeling:

"Israeli spokesmen over here do not filibuster or interrupt on the evening news like their adversaries; but they do not back down either. When attacked, they do not shriek and finger-point, but quietly prepare retaliation. In American parlance, they are "quiet but carry a big stick." The nation of Israel shows genuine thanks to America and appreciates our material and political aid, but its citizens are not lackies, and rightly sense Americans don't like obsequious clients or arrogant and ungrateful allies. Israel is neither. Collectively, Americans have given the Egyptians, Jordanians, and Palestinians tens of billions of dollars, and yet receive from them constant unappreciative lectures and warnings about our aiding Israel. In contrast, Israelis do not tell us what we can do with our own money."


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