Israel Has a Friend in Argentina, Its Neighbors Should Follow Suit

(The Hill) Jack Rosen - It is encouraging to see a number of countries, led by President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, seek to build better relationships with Israel. The Israeli prime minister's visit highlights a shift in policy by countries including Argentina, Columbia, Paraguay and Mexico, paving the way for a greater allegiance with Israel. Common interests between South America and both Israel and the U.S. on the rise of international terrorism and the danger posed by Iran and Hizbullah are a uniting force. Israel's intelligence and expertise will be beneficial to countries across the Americas. Netanyahu's trip coincides with the 70th anniversary of the UN partition plan vote, when 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries were among 33 states that cast ballots in its favor, paving the way for Israel's independence. Israel owes a debt of gratitude to those countries. The writer is president of the American Jewish Congress.

2017-09-15 00:00:00

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