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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Why is the US so pro-Israel?

Please do not assume my position on the matter, but explain in your own opinion why the US is so pro-Israel

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    AIPAC

    it's a lobbyist feedback loop

    we give money to Israel, part of it is used for lobbying (AIPAC)

    so basicly, the taxpayer pays to lobby against himself

    (as a side note, rest assured that wall street admired this lobbyying model, just imagine how much of the bailout will go for lobbying against the taxpayer - goodbye democracy)

    (as expected, your question sent a lot of people foaming at the mouth - question Israel, and your character gets assasinated like clockwork, no matter how legitimate the question)

    and all of the 'fighting terrorism' stuff is incredibly non-analyitical. without our support for israel, we wouldnt have terrorism toward the USA, or at least very little. Pat Buchanan has said exactly that, and he's right

    people who say we 'need a friend' in the region dont know our history - we actually had several before israel, including Iran

    and all this stuff about israel's 'prosperity' is a hoot. if my county received as much taxpayer money per person as israel, our streets would be paved in gold. and we're actually taxpayers to the USA - if they're so 'prosperous' then why do they get so much welfare from the USA - anyone ever think about that little contradiction?

    from wikipedia

    "Marshall was again named TIME's Man of the Year in 1948, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. As Secretary of State, Marshall strongly opposed recognizing the State of Israel, telling President Truman, "If you (recognize the state of Israel) and if I were to vote in the election, I would vote against you."[2][3][4] In 1949, he resigned from the State Department and was named president of the American National Red Cross."

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  • cura
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    3 years ago

    they have been an quite unswerving chum and best chum. as an occasion, interior the 1st Gulf conflict, Iraq tried to injury the alliance via attacking Israel, hoping to pull them into the conflict (concept that if Israel attacked an Arab u . s . a ., the different Arab countries might end scuffling with for the alliance). they actually confirmed a number of have confidence via agreeing to no longer attack, and enable us to take care of them with Patriot Missiles. the certainty that they are the only democracy interior the area is yet one extra reason we help them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They're very industrious people, do not sit around and think manufacturing bomb belts to kill innocent people is part of their non existent GDP. Able to cloth, feed,house,offer medical services, in essence provide the basics for a civilized environment for its people. Surrounding enslaved people still exist as though they were time warped in the early 14th century. Nothing, they beg for their essentials, but in doing so they enslave themselves to masters of their destiny. They repay these masters by being obligated to kill innocent women and children. Then after holding their own people hostage, hiding lauching places with their civilians they suffer deaths which they cause, raise a hue and cry about not being able to unrestrained commit terrorism. Puppets of of "friends" the Saudi, the bankroller of all middle east terrorists acts. Sad little people, chained to a life of deprivation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Business (military) contracts typically go to the highest bidder, but most often to the repeat customer.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because:

    -the US has many more Jews than Muslims

    -many Jews are rich and contribute to political campaigns

    -many Jews are in positions of power in the US, e.g. newspapers, congress, business, law

    -the Muslims have been naive in thinking that their terrorist activities will "win." They have completely underestimated the US willingness to kill people with brown skin. [Really, how many Muslims would the average person be willing to kill to prevent their sons from going to war: Answer: all of them.]

    -oil

    -because the Muslims are unwilling to reach political compromise the US believes it needs a proxy to keep them occupied: Israel. See, the powers that truly shape the US don't care how many Jews get killed either.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think 6 million dead at the hands of the fascists and their accomplices may have a little something to do with it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The US supports isreal because we have so many rich jews in this country. They have a large influence on our goverment with all this money $$$

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because they have the common sense to see that it is the Israelis that are being harassed. To have missiles fired on them indiscriminately and having innocent people killed is no joke.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The US was one of the 1st nations to recognize Israel as a country. Israel is also the only "friendly" nation to the US in a region where most of the countries don't like the US, so it's a valuable strategic ally just on placement alone.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because we don't have the anti-Semitism here that they do in Europe. So most people look at the issue on the basis of what's right, rather than on the basis of Jew hatred.

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