Ambassador ret, Yoram Ettinger
In 2014, Israel is confronting the Palestinian Authority and Hamas terrorism. The latter is a subsidiary of the transnational Muslim Brotherhood, which has terrorized pro-US Arab regimes in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt, amplifying the five pillar banner: "Allah is our objective; the Qur'an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish."
According to Dr. Mira Tzoreff of the Dayan Center for Middle East Studies, "The sympathetic opinions voiced in Egypt's state-run media regarding Israel's posture towards Hamas - even before the 2014 war in Gaza - were unprecedented….. President Sisi believes that Hamas was responsible for attacks on Egyptian military and security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula…."
The Saudi daily, Al Arabiya, reported that hundreds of Egyptian soldiers were killed, in Sinai, by Ansar Beit al Maqdis' Jihadist terrorists - associated with ISIS, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood - since June, 2014. CNN claims that Israel is fighting a proxy war against Hamas, advancing the homeland security interests of Jordan and the Gulf States.
In 2014, the eyes of the pro-US Arab regimes are upon Israel and its war on Islamic terrorism! In 2014, Israel is facing Hamas, one of the numerous offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been the most productive incubator of Islamic terror organizations, such as Al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, al Nusr'a, Ahrar al-Sham, Abdullah Azzam Brigades, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Ansar a-Shari'a, Taliban, Nigeria's Boko Haram, etc.
These terror organizations strive to establish an Islamic Middle East empire, as a prelude to global domination, bringing the US and the Western World to social, political and military submission, governed by the laws of Islam.
In 2007, Israel demolished a Syrian-Iranian-North Korean nuclear reactor.
In 1982, Israel destroyed twenty Syrian-operated, advanced Soviet surface-to-air missile batteries, which were deployed throughout the world and deemed impregnable by the US. Israel's unique battle tactics were promptly shared with the US Air Force, enhancing the US military edge over Moscow.
In 1981, Israel devastated Iraq's nuclear reactor, sparing the US a nuclear confrontation with Iraq in 1991.
On July 4, 1976, Israel's Entebbe hostage-rescue operation was a turning point in the battle against Islamic terrorism, inspiring Western democracies and dealing a blow to America's enemies and adversaries.
It behooves the US to learn from history by avoiding, rather than repeating, past mistakes; enhancing - rather than eroding - the mutually-beneficial, win-win ties with its most stable, reliable, effective, experienced, democratic, unconditional ally, Israel.