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Consider this: Some reservations are more equal than other reservations

Moving on from last week's column on the Indian Health Service and Israel, the question becomes, why does the United States support the relatively sophisticated reservation in the Middle East known as Israel, as opposed to the relatively crude reservations we created, for our own purposes, for the Indian in America?

To quote the late Sen. Jesse Helms, Israel is "America's aircraft carrier in the Middle East."

Since its founding in 1948, the state of Israel has been economically and militarily dependent on the United States and, in return, Israel has been expected to represent and strengthen...


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