What's the point of having Israel as the U.S ally?

Surely Israel isn't the sole country that the U.S can partner up with, and I doubt it is the ONLY democracy as I can think others that are.

Update:

Tool-a device or a piece of equipment that typically provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a task or enables the accomplishment of a task not otherwise possible.

Nope, not a tool.

I don't care much for Darfur.

I think you misunderstood my statement. Otherwise, I postulate for you to be this "tool".

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  • yotg
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Israel is NOT the only ally of the US! Were did you get this impression?

    Israel is a valuable ally to the US because it supports it with technological, military and intelligence aid, and it constitutes the ONLY democracy in the Middle East-serving mutual interests with the US in a hostile area.

    http://palestinefacts.org/pf_1991to_now_israel_us_...

    http://www.geocities.com/d_elazar/USA/IsraelAidUSA...

  • Tony J
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Israel may be a small country but they have one of the most highly rated military forces and intelligence services in the world today, in addition, they are very strategically situated in the middle east region.

    US has many other democratically run countries as allies in the world,Great Britain being one of the closest.

  • 1 decade ago

    Only one in the middle east. Are you a tool? Or what?

    I'll bet you are for Saving Darfur too!

  • Dave M
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Good question , do know we over support them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    so the US can pump them full of money and have them attack regional nations.

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