US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday reiterated US commitment to Israeli self-defense, during his meeting with the Israeli leader in Jerusalem.

“For the US, a sovereign nation’s ability to defend itself is the ultimate mark of sovereignty. President Trump has said repeatedly that he backs Israel’s right to self-defense,” Bolton told reporters.

He said the United States would make sure that the Daesh terror group is “defeated and is not able to revive itself and become a threat again” before pulling troops from Syria.In a show of support for Syrian Kurdish militia in the country’s northeast, who were taken aback by Trump’s surprise decision to withdraw all 2,000 personnel, Bolton said they would be taken care of.

He promised that Washington would “make sure that defense of Israel and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured and to take care of those who have fought with us against ISIS[Daesh].”

In turn, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Trump for reimposing sanctions on Iran and moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

He said he planned to take Bolton on Monday to the Golan Heights – a strip of Syrian land occupied by Israel – to show why it meant a lot for Israeli security.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Israels right to defend itself does not include or allow constant preemptive attacks on the Arab neighbors.

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johnny was

kill or be killed – prevention is better than cure

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@johnny was, so why did the Entente slam Imperial Germany for starting the WW I preemptively?

Tongue out!

p.s. Face it Israel is and has been starting wars of attack.

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johnny was

name one war initiated by israel

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@johnny was, current strikes at Syria are a current war or casus belli initiated by Israel.

In 1956 Israel invaded the Sinai peninsula in Egypt. The Straits of Tiran had been blocked since 1950.

In the months prior to June 1967, Israel reiterated its post-1956 position that the closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping would be a cause for war.

On 5 June 1967, Israel launched what it claimed were a series of preemptive airstrikes against Egyptian airfields.

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Israel had simply been ready and initiated wars that may have come sooner or later.

It started them. This is sufficient, Johnny.

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So according to Bolton some states are more sovereign then others, i.e. Israel is ok to destroy Syria just because they claim Syria represent a danger to it? Perhaps Israel should return Golan to Syria and danger averted? And since when was an attack under the false pretence regarded self-defence? I know, I know, in a up-side down globalist New World order….

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@Slavonac, Bolton is an US supremacist.

A war of attack is never allowed.