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I am watching the video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuk1EhkEctE. It is about the israeli lobby in britain.

What does the israeli political officer mean by 'we just need your umbrella'?

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An umbrella in literal aspect means a tool which protects someone from something (which I think, you know).

In that context the political officer is asking for cover, in case any risk may arise.

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Umbrella is used metaphorically.
So, "we just need your umbrella", here means "we just need your protection".

UmbrellaODO

a protecting force or influence.
"Europe sought a measure of independence from the US defence umbrella"

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    I am quite mystified as to why this answer is attracting DVs, and the other a +1... – Cascabel Jan 15 '17 at 16:39
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    @Cascabel I'm getting downvotes on random answers. I presume it's from some users who are upset because of me reviewing their posts. – NVZ Jan 15 '17 at 16:41
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    Yeah, I think the same was happening to me, yesterday. There has been a lot of childish behaviour recently, possibly from actual children. Witness all the "pooh" edits. – Cascabel Jan 15 '17 at 16:44

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