Views on the US-Israel Relationship

A lot has been said recently about the relationship between the US and Israel as a result of President Obama’s speech in Cairo.

On Tuesday, Gil Troy posted an article on the History News Network which analyzes the Cairo speech. He says that Obama likes to be “even-handed” when dealing with controversial issues. In his speech, he criticized Israel and then he criticized the Palestinians, just as he tried to be even-handed in his pre-election speech about the black-white divide in the US. According to Troy, the main theme of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech in Bar-Ilan University on Sunday was that Palestinian suffering cannot be equated with Jewish suffering.

Another perspective on the US-Israel relationship is the Senate speech of NJ Senator Robert Menendez in which he talks both about Israel’s history and about the ways in which the US benefits from a good relationship with Israel.

Watch it here:

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