"The United States supports the goals of the Alliance of Civilizations to improve understanding and respect among various religious communities and cultures, and to help counter forces that fuel polarization and extremism. We believe there is value in an ongoing dialogue among cultures and religions, encouraging mutual understanding and tolerance. In fact, President Obama is in Cairo delivering a majorbo address on precisely these issues as I speak. In our view the OSCE has made a positive contribution in this regard in the past, and should continue to do so in the future."The flirtation was obvious, but now the marriage has occurred. The USA is officially on board. Israel has viewed this development with dismay as evidenced by the Arutz Sheva article shown in picture form here:
The Jerusalem Post has also expressed its dismay at this development which is rendered even more interesting by President Obama's declaration last weekend that he wanted military aid increased to Israel to guarantee its security. The United States has suddenly approved long sought missiles to Israel for guarding its security. That development, unlike the Alliance of Civilizations is certain to a a disarming one to Israel.
Yes, Herb borrowed it from the apocalyptic street music themes of the 1960's. It's even more relevant now. And, the Alliance of Civilizations "religious clearninghouse" is now well underway. Here's the picture: