The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Hebrew-tweeting U.S. ambassador: ‘We simply have no better partner than Israel’

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When asked by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s Ron Kampeas about the U.S. strategic interest in maintaining the relationship with Israel, America’s “Hebrew-tweeting U.S. ambassador” Dan Shapiro replied:

“We simply have no better partner than Israel, no partner with whom we have such overwhelming common interests as well as common values. So when we’re looking at the challenges of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and building an international coalition that would put the squeeze on Iran so that it does not happen; when we look at dealing with uncertainty and change in the Arab world; when we look at the threat posed by terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas and others and more radical groups, you’re drawn toward the partners you can count on.”

Presumably, Ambassadors Matthew Gould and Jon Allen would say something similar about British and Canadian strategic interests.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

November 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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