“The need to assign American soldiers to fight alongside Israel might undermine Israel’s popularity in the US and constrain its freedom of action”

JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGY AND SECURITY
Why a U.S.-Israel Alliance is a Terrible Idea
by Efraim Inbar and Eran Lerman
June 25, 2019

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham recently suggested that the United States should conclude a defense treaty with Israel…A defense treaty entails a commitment to take military action in the case of aggression against one of the parties. Yet Israel has declared for decades that it does not want American soldiers to endanger their lives for Israel’s security. Jerusalem has adopted the famous Churchillian dictum “Give us the tools and we shall finish the job.” (Churchill did not necessarily mean this; he did not hide his delight when the US came into WWII.  But Israel does mean it). READ MORE

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