Европейские протагонисты

В трансатлантических отношениях теоретически ничто не вызывает больше разногласий, чем проблема безопасности Израиля. С этой точки зрения, несмотря на восстановление отношений между Францией и США, кульминационным моментом которых стало объединенное решение ООН, последняя ближневосточная война в действительности расширяет и углубляет эмоциональный пробел, который существовал между Европой и США с начала войны в Ираке.

Развивающиеся на наших глазах события предстают в виде воплощения в жизнь пьесы Луиджи Пиранделло «У каждого своя правда». И, по совести говоря, у каждой из сторон есть своя доля правды.

Сегодня, более чем когда-либо, для большинства американцев Израиль – это первая линия обороны Запада от возглавляемого Ираном радикального ислама, даже в том случае, если они не согласны с тактическим решением, принятым правительством Эхуда Олмерта. Эта война, в отличие от предыдущей войны в Ливане в 1982 году, является для американцев войной не по выбору, а по необходимости.

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