Haaretz on Obama's Reelection
Israel very dependent on America.
by Stephen Lendman
Haaretz devoted most of its November 7 issue to covering it. Doing so reflects the importance of America to Israeli interests.
Netanyahu and Obama don't like each other. Nonetheless, the Israeli prime minister extended congratulatory best wishes, saying:
"The strategic alliance between Israel the U.S. is stronger than ever. I will continue to work with President Obama to protect the security interests of Israeli citizens."
Expect both leaders to continue working with each other normally. Personal likes and dislikes won't interfere. Even when doing so harms US interests, American presidents and Congress yield to Israeli Lobby pressure.
In September, a nonbinding sense of the Senate resolution reminded Obama in case he forgot. At issue was open friction with Netanyahu.
Senators voted 90 - 1 for action against Iran to prevent it developing nuclear weapons. It was a thinly veiled pro-Netanyahu motion. Senators supported him over their own president. It shows the power of Israeli influence in America.