At a time when one would expect just the opposite, (because of dwindling Jewish support for Obama’s election), tension is growing between Israel and the U.S. again.
Differences have again reportedly surfaced behind the scenes once again in January as Barack Obama tried to extract a commitment from Israeli leader, Netanyahu, that he would not order a military strike on Iran’s far-flung nuclear facilities without coordinating such action in advance with the United States.
Israeli media reports said Netanyahu was not willing to give the President such a pledge, and that apparently was the cause for the cancellation of coordinated exercizes between the two powers in the Middle East.
The current political tussle came to the surface when a massive anti-missile defense drill between Israeli and American military forces was postponed in mid January, supposedly due to budgetary considerations.
If Israel hits Iran’s nuclear facilities,, within its right to defend itself, it must expect military attacks from GAZA’s Hamas and Islamic Jihad,Lebanon’s Hezbullah, and possibly even Syria. Surely, the president of the US did not want to be in the middle of joint exercizes at the time …. and then there’s also, the increasing sanctions, by the US and Europe against Iran, as well, the recent assassination of Nuclear scientists, the attempt to assassinate Saudi diplomat/ambassador by Iran here in the US, . . . . all have the tensions rising even more than expected,