American Base in Israel? Thanks, But No Thanks

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I first heard about the American Base on facebook. My reaction was negative, and here’s why.

I am not at all gladdened, relieved or any positive emotion hearing that there will be an American Base with American soldiers stationed here in Israel. I don’t see how that can enhance Israel’s security and sovereignty. It will be a dangerous Trojan Horse.

US opens first permanent military base in Israel
Israel and U.S. officials on Monday inaugurated the first permanent American military base in the country, which will house dozens of U.S. troops and a missile defense system.
The base will be located within the Israel Defense Forces Air Defense School in southern Israel, near Beersheba, Defense News reported.

Today the United States has the most sincerely pro-Israel President in the History of American-Israeli Relations, Donald Trump, but he won’t be President forever. Once Trump is out of office, it won’t matter that he and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu got along great and that Trump appointed the very Zionist David Freedman as Embassador.

It’s always possible The odds are that subsequent US Presidents will be more like Obama, Carter or a Bush who felt animosity towards Israel and Likud Prime Ministers and tried to do everything to facilitate the establishment of a new Arab state they’d call “Palestine.” Donald Trump is an exception. And you should never make decisions according to something as impermanent as a “President Trump.”

The United States has been trying to get its military into Israel for decades. That was the plan of Nixon and Kissinger during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Their “help” was aimed to orchestrate a “tie,” which would weaken Israel. And in that weakened state, the Americans had hoped to move in. Of course that would have weakened us even more, very much like the so-called military aid, which is really “buy in America” shopping coupons. Israel’s military industries have been seriously weakened and restricted because of all the “strings” attached to the so-called aid.

Young people weren’t around during Israel’s great military victories in 1967, 1973, and even I wasn’t alive during our War for Independence. We had no foreign ally fighting with us then. And even weapons, tanks etc were hard to purchase, while the enemy Arab armies were well supplied. So, how did we win? This may sound corny, but the truth is, that our victories were miracles. Yes, Gd helped. That’s how it works for the Jewish People.

I’d like to thank US President Trump for his friendship and the excellent Ambassador he has in the United Nations, but I’d really prefer that he keep his troops at home.

 

 

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One Comment

  1. Rochelle Fisher

    As you guessed, the FB article is not true. “permanent American military base” is a lie. Defense experts in the US military will be coming to Israel to help with the joint projects – projects that have been going on between our two countries since before 2006. The only difference is that now taxpayers money will be saved. Instead of giving the soldiers and contractors an apartment in Tel Aviv and a car to drive to the base, they are getting barracks in the Israeli base that already exists.

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