The Jerusalem Post: (Moshe) Ya’alon traveled to the United States to meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other American officials.
“We have disputes,” Ya’alon acknowledged. “With all the disputes, the United States is Israel’s strategic ally… I can tell you that between the Pentagon and the Israel Defense Forces there is an unbreakable bond.”
Ya’alon also reiterated his view that full-fledged statehood for the Palestinians is out of the question. “You can call it the new Palestinian empire,” Ya’alon said. “We don’t want to govern them, but it is not going to be a regular state for many reasons.”
When asked what he meant by “empire,” Ya’alon sought to clarify. “[Israel will agree to Palestinian] autonomy. It is going to be demilitarized.”
Opinion: Moshe Ya’alon was snubbed last week by Obama/Kerry on his visit to Washington. His affirmation of a bond in Israeli/US relations are wishful thinking … at best.
The ‘unbreakable’ bond was broken on June 4, 2009 in Cairo. The then new US President took to the world stage with the Muslim Brotherhood, parent group of Hamas, al Qaeda and Islamic Jihad, sitting front and center.
The ironclad friendship shattered on May 19, 2011 when President Obama, with a stunned Prime Minister Netanyahu in attendance, said that Israel should return to the 1967 borders, cutting the nation in half, and leaving it virtually indefensible.
Then during the recent Hamas attacks on Israel, the Obama/Kerry team used the words cycle of violence drawing a moral equivalence between Hamas and Israel as aggressors, leaving the US/Israel relationship in shambles.
Ya’alon and the rest of Israel’s leaders should know from their own Biblical history (Exodus 14:10-14) that God always sends a protector for times such as this (Esther 4:14), while the Obama administration should know that America’s blessings (Genesis 12:3) as Israel’s protector are running out.