Netanyahu must serve Israel's interests by refraining from crude intervention in the American election campaign.Haaretz Editorial
Given Netanyahu's ideological closeness to the neoconservative movement in the United States, as well as his special relationship with senior members of the Republican Party, it's no wonder that the Obama administration has been eyeing Romney's visit with suspicion. The American media have played up Netanyahu's ties with Jewish American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Israeli daily Israel Hayom, who supported Newt Gingrich in the Republican primaries but has now pledged to give $100 million to Romney, the Republican candidate, to deny Obama a second term.
If Obama manages to stay in the White House, Romney's visit won't contribute to his confidence in Israel's prime minister. If Romney is elected president, he will presumably follow in the footsteps of previous Republican presidents, who placed American interests ahead of both the ideology of the Jewish right and the policy of the Israeli right. Therefore, Netanyahu must serve Israel's interests by refraining from crude intervention in the American election campaign.
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