Israel foreign policy

I thank Ahmad Abuznaid for his observations in the Feb. 26 Other Views column, It’s not just about breaking protocol.

Although I can’t vouch for the veracity of all his claims, I must say they do align with what I have independently discovered.

Yes, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Republican House have broken protocol for the sake of pandering to the pro-Israel crowd.

It can hardly be described as a coincidence that the ardent AIPAC is meeting in Washington, D.C., during the same week.

However, boycotting his congressional speech should not have been just about protocol, but a call for a correction in our relations with Israel to better reflect our self-interests.

One thing we certainly should have learned by now is that messing in the Middle East is a dead end, and the last thing we need is for Israel to once again dictate our foreign policy, which is what this is all about.

David C. Hancock, Coconut Grove