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‘Americans waking up to real nature of US-Israel relationship’

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Press TV
December 21, 2013

A political analyst says the American people are “waking up to” the true nature of their country’s so-called “special relationship” with Israel.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior US officials have warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against announcing new illegal settlement construction on occupied Palestinian territories.

In a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday, Maidhc Ó Cathail, an editor at The Passionate Attachment, said he believes America’s changed attitude towards Israel “is nothing theatrical” because “America or at least certain people in America are finally waking up to the real nature of” Washington’s so-called “special relationship with Israel.”

“A lot of people may have the feeling that America’s change of attitude toward Israel is purely theatrics, but I think that’s a mistake,” he opined.

Americans are beginning to realize “that Israel is not and has never been a strategic asset of America [and] that it has always been a liability,” Ó Cathail added.

“There is nothing theatrical about Israel’s anger toward Obama and Kerry,” he stated. “You only have to look at the Israeli press to see how they feel about Obama and Kerry, there was an article the other day by a leading Zionist Seth Lipsky in Haaretz in which he accused Obama and Kerry of ‘betrayal of never again.’”

Israelis’ anger with the Obama administration intensified following an interim deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — the US, Britain, Russia, France and China — plus Germany in Geneva on November 24.

The interim deal over Iran’s nuclear energy program was welcomed by the international community.

However, the hawkish Israeli prime minister described the nuclear deal as a “historic mistake.”

Since even before the deal was inked in Geneva, Israelis have been lobbying on Capitol Hill, hoping to get US lawmakers to pass new anti-Iran sanctions legislation.

On Thursday, US Senators Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) introduced a new anti-Iran sanctions bill.

However, President Obama was quick to condemn the new anti-Iran effort by some hawkish senators and his Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama would veto the bill if it ever passed Congress.

Moreover, ten US Senate committee chairs warned against the new anti-Iran bill, saying they “are strongly opposed” to it.

The phone interview can be heard here.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

December 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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