A retired special forces veteran who worked closely with the Israeli military says the U.S. government needs to be relentless in its support for the Jewish state amid mounting criticism worldwide.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, retired Army Special Forces Lt. Col. Yinon Weiss, who served for 23 years, including exercises with Israeli Special Operations and special forces units in Israel, says it is imperative that Americans recognize the Oct. 7 attacks as a “Pearl Harbor” moment for Israel.
“Israel views this event as a 9/11-type event, as a Pearl Harbor-type event. And actually, per capita, it’s 10 or 20 times worse than either one of those events,” which is in contrast, Weiss says, to what a lot of Americans view as an escalation of a decades-long, terrorist conflict.
“And so, with those two different perspectives, we have very different views on response and the cost of the response,” he said, adding that the chasm in difference of perspectives stems also from the West’s unfamiliarity with actually winning a war – which Weiss points out has not been done since 1945.