I’d like to remind Mr. Abraham the U.S. government is not representative of its own people. So, as with most important foreign policies – such as wars — the U.S. government will ignore the wishes of its own citizenry and will continue to support Israel, right or wrong.
To my dismay, Mr. Abraham, the “hasbara” is correct: the U.S.-Israel bond is unshakeable (though sick, twisted, and corrupt.) In 1967 the U.S. allowed Israel to nearly sink its own unarmed ship, the U.S.S. Liberty, and kill 34 of its sailors, even recalling the planes sent to protect it. Moreover, Israel’s criminal attack was covered up for years, lest the American people know just how craven Israel is.
More recently, an American citizen, Furkan Dogan, was “summarily executed” in international waters (the U.N.’s words) while part of a humanitarian flotilla. Along with being shot several times elsewhere on his body Furkan was shot twice in the head before the coup de grace, a third shot to the face at point-blank range. Not a peep of protest from the nation that bore him.
It’s true that diplomacy with Iran and less belligerence in Syria are not to Israel’s liking. But when it comes to policies towards Israel itself, its brutal occupation and non-stop land theft, America’s Fifth Column is strong, the Foreign Aid-Military Contracts-Congressional Bribery cycle is intact, and the American people are generally untutored about Palestinians. I think Israel can count on U.S. support for its crimes for some time to come.