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Why Russia should take over Israel’s defense from America

I take offense to the thought that Israel “needs a defender”, it’s this kind of weak thinking that has brought our country into the problems we currently face…however, I have always thought that forging closer ties to Russia and backing away from America would be beneficial, so this is quite the interesting read from Mr. Weber.

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Why Russia should take over Israel’s defense from America


Peter Weber

For moral, historic, and strategic reasons, the United States has Israel’s back. Israel is the top recipient of U.S. foreign aid, and it has access to top-flight U.S. weapons its neighbors could only dream of. Probably most importantly, the U.S. — the world’s sole superpower — is known as Israel’s chief defender, both militarily and at the United Nations.

Making sure Israel is safe is a sacred, bipartisan, inviolable cornerstone of American foreign policy. But is it really so important that America be the nation that provides that protection? Israel and the U.S. are in a diplomatic rough patch right now, and maybe this is the time for both countries to re-evaluate their special relationship. Perhaps the two allies should take a breather and let another nation be Israel’s global defender, at least for a spell.

The obvious choice is Russia.

Russia isn’t the global superpower it used to be, but it’s no slouch. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s driving goal seems to be making Russia great again, feared or respected on the world stage, and that has involved putting ample resources toward rebuilding the country’s military might — on top of its large arsenal of nuclear missiles. If Russia signed on, Israel could be assured of advanced weapons and enough nuclear backup to scare the daylights out of even the most hostile nation or nonstate group.

Secondly, while Russia’s record with Jews has historically been pretty bleak — think pogroms — recent history is considerably brighter. The Soviet Union was one of the first countries to officially recognize Israel in 1948, and despite subsequent differences — the two nations were diplomatically estranged between 1967 and 1991 — Putin has worked to improve relations. He became the first Russian or Soviet leader to visit Israel ever in 2005, and made a return…..


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