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America's entanglement with Israel

America’s Arab Spring policy driven by concern for Israel’s interests, says US ambassador

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In a recent speech to the Jerusalem-based Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), the staunchly Zionist newly-posted U.S. ambassador to Israel revealed that America’s “response” to the so-called “Arab Spring” was driven by Washington’s overriding concern to ensure “Israel’s future as a secure, Jewish, democratic state.” Ambassador Daniel Shapiro said:

“Israel’s interests were not served by the deep anger felt toward the United States in many Muslim communities, and the President made clear that those who would accept his outstretched hand must do so knowing that the United States will remain a fierce defender of Israel’s legitimacy and call on others to build their own connections with Israel.

“As the unprecedented events of the Arab Spring have unfolded, we have recognized the opportunity presented by the possible emergence of more open, transparent peaceful, and democratic governments, who will make better neighbors, while remaining vigilant about the risks these changes could present. We know the stakes for Israel are high, and in a situation where neither of us can control outcomes, we are working closely together to chart a common strategy.”


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

September 15, 2011 at 4:45 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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