Time to disengage with Israel and AIPAC
“…Nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded. … The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.”
– George Washington’s Farewell Address
The time has come for the U.S. to disengage Israel and AIPAC. The U.S. needs to reassess all Middle Eastern diplomatic relationships. We need to base our relationships on new realities and U.S. interests – not Israel’s. Israel is a foreign country with its own needs and interests, as are we. Each country should be free to pursue their interests without interference.
As America tries to balance its energies to pivot East, it has a millstone holding it in place. Israel. U.S. foreign policy cannot be predicated on how it will affect Israel. U.S. policy yoked to an anachronism like Israel cannot prevail.
Other than the money AIPAC distributes to politicians, there isn’t any real benefit for our present relationship with the Israel. We give Israel money, weapons, intelligence, diplomatic cover for their brutal treatment of the Palestinians and constant use of our UN veto power. Israel has nothing to offer us. Due to our political weakness, AIPAC has become a branch of our government. Ron Dormer is not an elected official in the United States.
Our Middle Eastern foreign policies have led us to 35 years of Greater American Wars for the Middle East. Israel is not the sole cause of our poor relations with many Middle Eastern countries but it is certainly a factor. Our ignorance, hubris, arrogance and outdated policies also play a significant role.
We remain oblivious to the new economic realities of the Middle East, Eurasia and shifting roles of the EEU, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Russia, China and India. Israel has only demands and needs. American politicians obedience to Israeli interests has become a tiresome bore painfully embarrassing domestically and internationally.
Asian countries ask themselves “How can the U.S. be a trusted ally to balance China’s rise when its policies are so easily controlled by Israel?”
Time to look forward. Time to move on.