“After the U.S. left the Kurds behind in Syria, some in Israel, arguably one of America’s closest allies, are wondering if they can depend on American protection, said Dan Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

“‘Members [within Israel] of the U.S. camp have less to fall back on now,’ said Shapiro. ‘They carry more of the burden against the dangerous actors in the region.’

“… After U.S. troops began pulling out of northeast Syria last week, Israeli media was ‘rife with people openly asking the question, “can we we rely on U.S. commitments? Are we next to be abandoned?”’ Shapiro said…”

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