Boston bombing will boost U.S. support for Israel

Haaretz reports: Ron Dermer, a diplomatic advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and candidate for the post of Israeli ambassador to Washington, told a closed meeting of U.S. Jewish leaders in New York last week that the Boston marathon bombings would increase American support for Israel – just as that support increased following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Dermer made his remarks last Wednesday, two days after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding nearly 200 more. Dermer, considered one of Netanyahu’s closest associates, is currently on vacation, after having finished his stint as a senior adviser at the Prime Minister’s Bureau.

“The bulk of the American people stand firmly with Israel and identify with Israel,” Dermer said, in a video filmed by blogger Jacob Kornbluh. “If you can look, historically, there was a big change after 9/11, and I am sure that after the tragic bombing in Boston, people will identify more with Israel and its struggle against terrorism and we can maintain that support.”

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2 thoughts on “Boston bombing will boost U.S. support for Israel

  1. Ian F Clark

    What a load of cod’s wallop and wishful thinking. The Boston bombings could be viewed as karmic redemption for the contributions made by the citizens of that city to fund the IRA bombing of London. Three messages. To America, hold firm and don’t get overreactive — use the British experience as your guide. And to the Israelis, it isn’t always about you… And to all, be nice to your neighbors, they’re more like you than you choose to think.

  2. est

    cui bono ? as usual
    i think, we know

    and for your information
    i’ll bet most ‘americans’

    don’t give a rat’s a$$
    about israel or could

    even point it out
    on a map, with help

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