link Leaders in Washington and Jerusalem have publicly locked horns over the issue of West Bank settlements. Behind the scenes, however, strategic security relations between the two countries are flourishingAmericans don’t “get it”, this is ALL about keeping jobs in America and big military contracts, never mind what the future brings for Americans for the decisions made today with regards to Israel. Don't say you don't know why the world despises American policy, or why Muslims hate you. There is not one person who can be elected to represent America as President, with the foresight and courage to change the path of your country, to for once be on the right side of things by supporting real Democracy in Arab countries (as opposed to American created Democracy), to stop waging wars against Muslim countries because of whom they vote for, or which dictator will cooperate with America. Americans are all owed by a foreign country called Israel, you just don’t realise it yet, too busy living your lives and shopping at Walmart. Want to know why Jimmy Carter apologised, crawled and begged for forgiveness to Jews and Israel for calling it an "Apartheid State?" Because his Grandson has decided to go into politics. Need any more proof that NO Americans can get elected without making a pact with Israel? So remember this for your future, where Israel goes, you WILL follow, for you are “The United States of Israel” all hail the Star of David………
Israeli officials have been singing the praises of President Obama for his willingness to address their defense concerns and for actions taken by his administration to bolster Israel’s qualitative military edge—an edge eroded, according to Israel, during the final year of the George W. Bush presidency.
Among the new initiatives taken by the administration, the Forward has learned, are adjustments in a massive arms deal that the Bush administration made with Arab Gulf states in response to Israeli concerns. There have also been upgrades in U.S.-Israeli military cooperation on missile defense. And a deal is expected next year that will see one of the United States’ most advanced fighter jets go to Israel with some of America’s most sensitive new technology.
Amid the cacophony of U.S.-Israel clashes on the diplomatic front, public attention given to this intensified strategic cooperation has been scant. But in a rare public comment in October, Israeli U.S. Ambassador Michael Oren praised the Obama administration’s response to complaints about lost ground during the close of the Bush years as “warm and immediate.”
“We came to the Obama administration and said, ‘Listen, we have a problem here,’ ” Oren told a gathering of the National Jewish Democratic Council. “The administration’s reaction was immediate: We are going to address this issue
well-informed Israeli sources say, also were stoked by a massive $20 billion arms deal that the United States signed with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states during the Bush administration’s last year.
The United States and Israel also have recently launched a new consultative mechanism for discussing and addressing issues relating to Israel’s qualitative military edge. This new process, involving key officials from the Pentagon and State Department on the American side and Israel’s Foreign and Defense ministries, is currently being applied to several outstanding Israeli concerns. Israeli defense officials and pro-Israel activists characterize this as a significant development in strategic consultations between the two countries.
America’s commitment to maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge was codified directly into U.S. law via 2008 legislation backed by AIPAC. The legislation requires the president to report to Congress periodically on actions taken by the administration to ensure Israel’s advantage.
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