Opinion  Orly Azoulay
Bolton's exit leaves Netanyahu without White House ally on Iran
Orly Azoulay
Published: 11.09.19, 23:48
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1. Bibi's policy of putting all Israel eggs in the Trump basket
Rafi ,   US   (09.12.19)
... was & is a predictable foreign policy DISASTER for Israel.

For decades since 1948 all Israeli governments (Labor & Likud) maintained good bi-partisan relations with BOTH Democrats & Republicans in the US.

Why? Because Israel never knew who was going to be in charge in Washington. And indeed that bi-partisan policy paid dividends for decades when pro-Israel legislation routinely passed both Houses of Congress with wide margins.

But this prudent approach ended under Netanyahu, particularly during the Obama Admin. Bibi did everything he could to alienate Obama and the Democrats ... ignoring the realities of a dependent relationship between a small nation and a superpower.

Now Bibi has thrown all caution to the winds by placing Israel's major security concerns in the hands of an unpredictable, unreliable yo-yo... while at the same time, having burnt Israel's bridges to the most viable alternatives in America.

This is a strategic policy blunder not less than General Eli Zeira's infamous arrogant misreading of Arab intentions on the eve of the Yom Kippur War.

Netanyahu should be reprimanded and penalized accordingly.
2. Imbecile Azoulay makes another poorly informed op-e, idiotic
Steve Benassi ,   Minneapolis USA   (09.12.19)
Trump himself is the biggest supporter of Israel.

Keep dreaming Orly and go for Hajj to Mecca with Obama
3. Narishkeit
Randolph ,   USA   (09.12.19)
This is all narishkeit...Trump'll never get anywhere anyway w iran..
4. Poorly Azoulay is out of her depth again
Jake   (09.12.19)
Her Golden Age was the Obama era.
From there it all went downhill for her to an age of iron and rust.
5. The biggest takeaway from this article? Azoulay is an idiot.
Touche ,   Paz Paz   (09.12.19)
6. Israel, forever.
Ed ,   Barcelona   (09.12.19)
Dump Trump!
7. Bibi has no friends
Chuck ,   SF. USA   (09.12.19)
You don't mean to tell me that Trump isn't a reliable ally? I'm shocked ... shocked!
8. Azoulay is a nutcase, even by Israel standards !!!!!!!!!!!!!
ksm ,   Jerusalem   (09.12.19)
Her world perception is terribly warped.
9. Trump is UNFIT for his office...he is the friend of mass
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (09.12.19)
murderer Kim and AFRAID of the mullahs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. Israel stands alone against Iran...COWARD Trump will NEVER
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (09.12.19)
EVER take the fight to the mullahs.
Iranian Jew ,   LALA LAND   (09.12.19)
They may get fired with a tweet instead of a normal and honorable resignation? O’blahblah kept lots of people employed around him while they did not agree with him on all matters. It seemed friendly, but the mullahs gto stronger as a result of it.
12. Destroying the Trump myth
pgr   (09.12.19)
Time for the Trump Admiration Club to be confronted with the truth about the man:

He's NEVER been a friend of Israel. He's played his pack of cards in the same erratic way he's always played them.

As he himself says, he's a "deal" man. Today Jerusalem, tomorrow Tehran, one minute the deal is on, the next minute the deal is off (witness North Korea).

Trump only does business. He does not do "friends". If we reject his "deal of the century", he won't be playing with his friend Bibi again.

13. Trump is an ally of Netanyahu & Israel
Scott ,   Ramat Gan   (09.12.19)
14. What happened to Trump+Netanyahu BBF!?
has Trump really moved on?
Can we regain sanity and rename all those places named Trump after someone else?
15. Is the direct phone line between Jerusalem & DC broke?
you mean Trump ain't takin' Netanyahu's calls?
Say it ain't so!
16. Ohy Levant?????
Avram Goldsmith ,   Toronto -Kiriat Gat   (09.12.19)
Why mediocrity,, blunder speculation and ignorance are feeding
controversy disinformation in political ,. media , culture of prejudice and character assassination with such an fake analysis , probably Arab Language is most suitable????
17. Trump 5***** America 5****
tiki ,   belgium   (09.12.19)
Every politician will do what comes naturally.

The Iranian ayatollah's are at least as shrewd as Trump....if not a little more + they don't have the 'burden' of democracy, caring for human rights or be reelected.
18. A new Deal of the Century!...with Iran!
Shachar   (09.12.19)
Orly hit the nail on the head...bull! Trump sees success through the "Deal" prism. The businessman mindset sees closing deals as the only measure of success and Trump isn't closing any deals. His Deal of the Century has become a laughing stock and an embarrassment to him. He has finally realised his mate Bibi isn't going to give him any deal. Now he's desperate for any deal....probably the same one he threw in the rubbish a year ago.....
19. The people of Iran are not the enemy. It is the leadership
Rivkah   (09.12.19)
If war with Iran can be delayed, the earth changes that Russian scientists expect to happen in Feb. 2021 will destroy the nuclear power plants in Iran by the plates of the earth that converge in that area that will shift. Read Immanuel Vilikovski's book, "Worlds in Collision" and Edgar Cayce's writings on the earth changes that happen every 3600 years, the last time when Moses was leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. HaShem fed the whole world with Manna, not just the Hebrews in the wilderness, the historical accounts of other cultures show. Manna? It looks like cardamom seeds and will appear in the morning. Only take as much as you need to grind into a flour and make tortillas, flat bread with except for Fridays when you gather two days of Manna. It is nutritionally complete and is angels' food. People in China in hiding in the mountains are fed Manna by haShem if their retreating is for His account and the Scriptures.
20. I can make an uglier face than you can! What a photo
miki   (09.12.19)
21. Orly Azoulay.
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn Holland   (09.12.19)
In what way did the author write her/this article, did she invent it? I miss examples, sources and evidence unfortunately. It is not a fairy tale story.
22. Obama's Iran deal paved the way for Iranian nukes!
Chaim ,   Israel   (09.12.19)
Orly Azoulay is almost too despicable for words. Obama's Iran deal paved the way for Iran to build nuclear bombs! It made an illegal payment of $150 billion to the genocidal regime to support terror and build bombs to use against Israel. Obama hates Israel and fully intended these terrible consequences. Azoulay describes the abomination as "Obama's great achievement". She has no business in the field of journalism, let alone writing for a mainstream Israeli publication.
23. Buddies and members of the same Masonic Lodge.
NYC   (09.12.19)
Both are always flashing masonic hand signals including the pictures for this article. We have zero power just don't be played for the fool.
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