The cry has become so defeaning that Israeli policies are often influenced by a local fear of isolation. It is not at all uncommon to hear opposition politicians claim that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is further isolating Israel thanks to this or that policy decision.
For decades already, the success of Israeli technologies, know-how, products and start-ups in the world market has proved that the Jewish state is anything but isolated. Still, all this is typically ignored when it comes to politics and diplomacy, where the picture most often painted is one in which no one (save, perhaps, the United States) actually likes, let alone agrees with, Israel.
Outgoing US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley shattered that image.
Haley is among the most outspoken and staunch supporters of Israel in American politics. And that’s saying something. As governor of...
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