This is what effective colonialism looks like in 2012.
The Prime Minister's Office released a statement Thursday rejecting the claims. According to the statement, Netanyahu told the foreign affairs committee of the Dutch parliament during a visit to the Netherlands that he never called the two newspapers enemies of Israel, and that it was in fact Iran and its extensions that were the country's greatest adversaries.One might wonder why Saudi Arabia, which has much more oil revenue than Iran, spends more than twice as much on weapons as Iran and Israel combined and has a population even more vehemently anti-Zionist than Iran's is not a greater threat to Israel - according to the official position of Israel's Prime Minister - than Iran.
Oh yes, Saudi Arabia still has a subject colonial-style dictatorship and is more accountable to its patron the United States than to the people of its country.
Few analysts believe Riyadh, the world's top oil exporter and a key ally for the United States, is likely to embark upon a weapons programme in defiance of U.S. calls for restraint.The same can be said for other effective US colonies such as Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, UAE and others. Would Israel as an enforced Jewish majority state be viable if the US was not able to direct the foreign policies of these states on Israel's behalf?
One thing we can say that it is at very least questionable that Israel could survive in the region if Saudi Arabia and the other effective US colonies in the region, were, like Iran, independent enough to pursue foreign policies reflective of the views and values of their people.
The second thing we can say is that popular control of foreign policy for non-Jews in Israel's region is a chance Barack Obama, Juan Cole, MJ Rosenberg, Jimmy Carter and other supporters of effective US colonialism on Israel's behalf are not willing to take. Some of these supporters of pro-Israel effective colonialism are more honest in their opposition to popular control of policy by people who are not Jewish in Israel's region than others.