In this edition of The Progressive Midwesterner’s Wide World of Politics, we take a look at the wild and woolly world of Israeli politics.
Yolav Galant, the Israeli Housing Minister, said this about the growing alliance of both Israeli allies and Israeli enemies that have come together to form an international coalition to take out ISIS:
The developing ties between Israel’s allies and enemies as they join forces to fight Islamic State pose a threat to Israel, Housing Minister Yoav Galant, a senior IDF commander turned Kulanu party lawmaker, warned Tuesday.
“They are fighting side by side against a joint enemy, Daesh [Islamic State], building ties, and learning from joint experience, and it creates new challenges for Israel,” Galant told the annual international conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.
“In the framework of these joint actions, the gates are opening for Iran and the significance of that are far-reaching.”
After the threat of Islamic State has been removed, Israel will face Iran and its Lebanon-based proxy Hezbollah almost alone, he said. “We need to isolate Iran and Hezbollah, and prevent a situation in which they isolate us.”
In short, the Housing Minister of Israel believes that fighting against ISIS poses a threat to Israel. That is downright laughable. If there’s anything that actually poses a grave threat to Israel’s existence, it’s ISIS. Quite frankly, if ISIS saw an opportunity to launch a full-scale war against Israel, they would waste no time doing so.
I think that the U.S. should seriously consider abolishing the treaty between the U.S. and Israel, since it’s absolutely clear to me that Israeli politicians in office today are total dumbfucks when it comes to foreign policy and their own national security.