Strengthen is code language for wrecking. So-called fiscal cliff cuts assure it. Neoliberal harshness is policy. It's been true in Israel since the 1980s. Each country supports the worst of the other's agenda. Expect it to be hardened ahead, not softened.
Levy and others like him should acquaint themselves with how Washington works. Harry Truman described it saying if you want a friend there, get a dog.
It's not rocket science. It's the same in Israel. Wealth, power, and privilege alone matter. Ordinary people are used and abused for that purpose.
Obama's second term will harden policies. He'll be sworn in on January 21. In America, it's Martin Luther King day.
If alive today, he wouldn't be pleased about a Black or White president supporting policies he opposed. Inaugurating Obama on his day adds greater insult to injury.
On the same day, Netanyahu seeks reelection in Israel. The irony won't go unnoticed. If he prevails as expected, both leaders will ignore personal feelings and likely bouts of ingestion to get along.
It won't be easy but expect it. Close ties and policies won't change. At the same time, rhetoric and body language by both leaders bear watching. It's never easy working with someone not trusted or liked.
US voters weren't wise enough to vote independent and dispatch America's duopoly. Israeli ones still have a chance. Don't expect them to be wiser.
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