U.S. security commitments should enable it to take “risks for peace.
This is the viewpoint of US Defense secretary Leon Panetta.
He is about to meet with Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and Palestinian and Egyptian leaders on visit to region; says he will stress need for negotiations.
Panetta warned on Sunday that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East and said U.S. security commitments should enable it to take “risks for peace.”
Panetta, who arrives in Israel on Monday for the first time since becoming Pentagon chief, said he would reaffirm U.S. security commitments to Israel and try to help it improve its increasingly chilly relations with Turkey and Egypt.
Panetta will hold separate meetings with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss bilateral defense relations as well as major security issues.
“The important thing there is to again reaffirm our strong security relationship with Israel, to make clear that we will protect their qualitative military edge,” Panetta said. “As they take risks for peace, we will be able to provide the security that they will need in order to ensure that they can have the room hopefully to negotiate.”
Panetta said he was confident Israel had maintained its military superiority in the region “but the question you have to ask is – is it enough to maintain an military edge if you are isolating yourself diplomatically?”
Source: Israeli daily Haaretz
If its correct that Israel is isolated, people should find out the reason for this isolation.
There can only be two main reasons for such isolation.
1. Israel has turned its back towards the World.
2. The World has turned its back towards Israel.
Since Israel has held the same security position for 63 years, it is a big lie to claim that Israel has changed for the worse.
The truth is that the World has left the truth, and chosen to believe the lies told by Islam in regards to the state of Israel.
The Bible has foretold this betrayal of Israel to take place at the end of the age. The Bible explains that the age of grace is about to close, and that the age of judgment is about to begin.
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
God of the Bible, Father, Son and Spirit will judge all nations in regards to their betrayal, or their continued support.
Be wise and rebuke your national leaders in public, when they curse Israel.
Written by Ivar