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Letter: Obama gets tough with Israel
June 10, 2010, 02:23 AM
The Obama administration meanwhile continues to back the Israeli assault on the flotilla while rejecting calls for an end to the Gaza blockade. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Vice President Joe Biden said Israel should decide whether its siege of Gaza should continue. Biden also criticized the aid flotilla for trying to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. “You can argue whether Israel should have dropped people onto that ship or not, but the truth of the matter is, Israel has a right to know they’re at war with Hamas.”
Since then, Israel has not started a single war without securing the agreement of Washington. Obama has promised to get tough about Israel, not for the sake of the Jews or Israel itself, but for the sake of Israel as a military base.
Ted Rudow III,MA