They realize they’re on their own. Benjamin Netanyahu is treated with nothing with hostility while Mahmoud Abbas is treated with kid gloves while steadfastly refusing to recognize Israel. And when it comes to the Iran question, the Israelis now realize their on their own. We have a buffoon in the White House and they know it.
Israel’s defense minister on Monday said Israel cannot depend on the United States to lead the charge against Iran, and can only rely on itself.
“We thought that the one who needs to lead the campaign against Iran is the U.S.,” Moshe Yaalon was quoted as saying by Haaretz during a lecture at Tel Aviv University.
“If we wished others would do the work for us, it wouldn’t be done soon, and therefore in this matter, we have to behave as if we can only rely on ourselves.”
When they act you can be sure Obama and his oafish Secretary of State will wag their finger and utter condemnations. Not that it matters any more.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has previously warned about launched a preemptive military strike on Iran in an effort to protect Israel. That prospect, which he has said remains on the table, has appeared to be a less likely scenario in recent months.
U.S. influence internationally, Yaalon suggested, is becoming increasingly diminished.
“Weakness certainly does not pay in the world,” he said. “No one can replace the U.S. as the world’s policeman. I hope the U.S. will come to its senses.”
Don’t count on that any time soon.