Wednesday, April 07, 2010


President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s deliberate silence on, and presidential advisor David Axelrod’s tacit agreement with the allegations that Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians endangers the lives of American soldiers has allowed these malicious lies to take hold.


Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, refuted allegations that Israel’s construction of homes for Jews in all of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, as well as its general approach to demands of the Palestinian Authority, endanger American soldiers fighting terror in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The theory was incorrectly reported as being expressed by U.S. General Petraeus, head of the American Central Command, who later denied having made any such comments.

Gold pointed out that on the contrary, Israel actually has saved American lives. He noted that as recently as three years ago, “the commander of EUCOM, Gen. Bantz Craddock, told the House Armed Services Committee that ‘in the Middle East, Israel is the U.S.’s closest ally that consistently and directly supports our interests.’”

The former ambassador also said that American forces in Iraq used Israeli technology to protect U.S. soldiers “from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that were responsible for most U.S. casualties in the Iraq War.”

Previous examples of Israeli help include supplying the American army with Soviet weapons system. Gold added, “Gen. George Keegan, the former head of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, was quoted …in 1986 as saying that the intelligence the United States received from Israel could not have been obtained if the U.S. had ‘five CIAs.'"


Centurion said...

A lie repeated often enough...

judyinjerusalem said...

See Dore Gold discuss US-Israel relations on MSNBC at