Winning friends

Winning friends

Gilbert Kahn’s June 3 commentary, “Israel cannot afford to keep going it alone,” ends by advising the Israeli leadership to “focus on policies and actions that win friends and deny its enemies propaganda victories.” What would be an example of an effective policy or action? Would any new friend of Israel first consider the cost to its national interest with one or more of Israel’s enemies before entering a diplomatic relationship with Israel?

Similarly, has the U.S. not found the right policy or action to obtain the cooperation of its friends Russia and China to stop Iran’s effort to develop an A-Bomb? Why are these two nations hesitant to cooperate with the U.S.?

Marvin Elmowitz
West Caldwell

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