“Israel is the embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization,” said Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States.
In this episode of Focus on Israel, host Laurie Cardoza-Moore sheds light on America and Israel’s shared Judeo-Christian values and relationship. Additionally, this episode highlights Israel’s unparalleled pro-American voting support at the United Nations and parallel foreign policy in the war on terror.
This episode includes interviews with experts such as Yoram Ettinger, former Israeli ambassador, and Arieh Eldad, former Knesset member.
“Israelis are knee-jerk pro-American! We realize that that which unites us with the U.S. is unparalleled to any other relationship in the world. And Israel is a reliable and stable and capable and non-conditional ally of America,” comments Yoram Ettinger.
Ettinger also quotes Alexander Haig, former secretary of State, who said, “Israel is the largest American aircraft carrier which does not require a single American person on board, which can never be sunk, which is the most battle tested, the most cost-effective, and is deployed station permanently in a very critical area for dire American economic and national security interests.”
Arieh Eldad states, “Politics is more than sheer interests; it must be based on moral issues, on shared values. It’s not to work only on immediate political interests, but something that will be more deeply rooted on the moral basis of decision. You cannot run your political decisions based on tomorrow’s interests, but you must do it according to the moral basis of a nation like the American nation.”
In this episode, you will be surprised to learn some of the unique and unfamiliar historical connections between America and Israel: