In an article from the Times of Israel, a Jerusalem-based newspaper, the author accuses the United States of “Capitulation to terrorism.”
And it’s just a farcical day when we watch the US lead the abandonment of Israel by foreign airlines — a capitulation to terrorism that is simply not justified by the asserted security risk. This is the same United States leadership that is angry with us for failing to place our faith in high-tech security guarantees that, Secretary of State John Kerry swore blind, would assure our safety if we were to follow our withdrawal from Gaza with a similar full departure from the West Bank.
So, we hand Israel 3 billion dollars in aid every year, back nearly everything they do, provide weapons, training, and other necessities, yet now we’re terrorists because the FAA canceled flights into Israel? I find that to be an amazing stretch.
The ban was lifted after John Kerry’s visit, which means we DID capitulate to terrorists, because Israel is the terrorist nation, not Gaza, Hamas, or the Palestinians. The ban should never have been lifted. Having people fly into Israel while Israel is warring with Palestinians is just not a smart thing to do. Look what happened to MH17 when it was shot down while flying over Ukraine. Do we really want a plane full of Americans being scraped off the ground? No.
If Israel is incapable of running its country without US-originating planes, then they’re doing something wrong and aren’t quite the powerful country we know them to be. What seems more likely is that Israel derives its courage and strength FROM the United States, because we back them every step of the way.
It’s very unfortunate how Israel treats the Palestinians, but now Israel is trying to bite the hand that feeds them. If the US stopped backing Israel, it would be destroyed in no time, because the rest of the world sees the atrocities performed by Israel against Palestinians. But, for some reason, Americans are too blinded by US media propaganda to see anything else.