When Americans talk about the nation of Israel, the discussion generally centers on questions concerning its right to exist, or of its right to self-defense. If a nation exists, as Israel clearly does, and has since 1948, then it also has a natural right to self-defense. That should not be in question. What we should be asking is “What is the nature of the relationship between the United States of America and the nation of Israel?”
Clearly the U.S. has a relationship with Israel, but what of its origin and its nature? It seems to be a bit strained right now. In fact, it would be fair to say that the relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu is the worst ever between a U.S. President and an Israeli Prime Minister and after all, isn’t that what it comes down to—the relationship between both leaders as representatives of their respective nations?