Барак Обама – преданный друг Израиля

ХАЙФА. Кого можно считать преданным другом? Того, кто верит в вас и доверяет вам, того, кого волнуют ваши проблемы и кто честно указывает вам на ваши ошибки, которые он помогает вам исправить. Мне бы хотелось, чтобы у меня был именно такой друг, а не тот, кто автоматически одобряет всё, что бы я ни сделал, кто постоянно говорит о том, что он мой друг и принимает меня таким, каков я есть.

Со времён своей великой военной победы в Шестидневной войне 1967 г., когда Израиль отразил нападение объединённых армий Египта, Сирии и Иордании, которые открыто заявили о своём желании уничтожить еврейское государство, он находится в идеологических и военных муках, возникших в результате захвата им территорий во время конфликта.

После Шестидневной войны Израиль не рассматривал завоёванные земли как нечто, чем можно торговать в обмен на мир и таким образом вынудить арабский мир и палестинцев признать законность существования Израиля и обеспечить вывод войск из палестинских территорий после их возвращения палестинцам. Вместо этого Израиль – либо из-за недоверия к своим противникам и к их стремлению соблюдать любые будущие мирные договорённости, либо желая присоединить некоторые новые территории – начал преследовать политику создания поселений. Но, сделав это, он создал реальность, изменить которую крайне трудно.

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