by Ludwig Watzal
Is there a Russian Israeli friendship looming on the horizon that could replace the „ironclad“ one with the United States of America? The Zionist Israeli diplomacy is considered one of the best and most skillful in the world. It’s based solely on the national interest of the State of Israel and is contrary to the morally based insincere rhetoric of the US, not to speak of the hypocritical talk of its European „friends“, including Germany.
So far, the Israeli government hasn’t criticized Russia for its „occupation“ and „annexation“ of Crimea, as have its so-called Western friends been doing. Israel does not either participate in the Western sanctions against Russia. They do business as usual, and it’s increasing rapidly. Could perhaps a call by Chancellor Angela Merkel change Binyamin Netanyahu’s mind? Politically, this is unlikely. Netanyahu doesn’t listen to US President Barack Obama. On the contrary, he does everything possible to obstruct Obama’s policy. Why then should he be listening to Germany’s Merkel. Israel is not a banana republic. Thanks to Germany’s generosity, the country has several German-built submarines equipped with nuclear warheads to guarantee Israel a second strike capability, not against the virtual „Iranian existential threat“ but against a possible „Western threat“. Should the European Union one day decide to impose sanctions against Israel because of its enduring occupation of Palestinian land, the Israeli government might consider this as an unfriendly act and a „real“ existential threat.