Gidi Grinstein, RUET Institute, advises Israel must prepare for possibility that its alliance with US will diminish
[..] This reality is changing. The engine of change is America’s floundering in Iraq and the waning hopes for victory there or a quick and elegant exit. In addition, at this time it is hard to see the US acting decisively in order to curb the nuclear project advanced by Iran, which is increasingly reinforcing its status as a regional power with a blatant anti-American agenda.
Moreover, the US is entangled in a series of wars and political struggles involving Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Russia, and the Palestinian Authority. It is hard to see America gaining the upper hand in any of these arenas.
Meanwhile, new forces headed by Russia, China and India are taking front stage in the global theater. These countries are looking to undermine America’s status and threaten its interests worldwide.
The core of the Israeli preparation must be premised on reorganization of the foreign policy component in Israel’s national security. We must manage this area as we do the defense establishment. That is, the prime minister must make sure that authority and powers are clearly designated for each major issue.
It is one thing to argue that we should change bed partners, it is another thing to set out what we should do with our new bed partners.
What should Israel expect from the US in the future and what support can it cultivate among the rising powers.
And finally what impact will these developments have on Israel policy regarding its Jewish nature and retention of Judea and Samaria?