While Israel is seen as the main Western-aligned country threatened by the Arab Spring and the forthcoming Palestinian maneuvers at the United Nations, today in Tablet Magazine Mideast columnist Lee Smith points out the ways in which the United States, too, is likely to be weakened by all this, and argues that this result is largely the consequence of President Obama’s misguided policy of ending the U.S.’s traditional staunch backing of the Jewish state.

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