why is the US needing to PROTECT ISRAEL?
I am doing a debate on if i think the US should help other countries with there problems but i dont understand the problems or why we have some of them so...why do we need to protect israel?
- LupinesLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Israel can defend herself and the Jewish diaspora world wide and doesn't need America's help but war is not pretty. Having America as an ally is a strong deterrent to war against Israel for the people that don't understand that when Israel fights Israel wins because Israel kicks butt. Israel is tiny but ferocious and they know when Israel is partnered with America then we BOTH are impenetrable.
American politicians know that telling Israel enemies what Reagan said in his speech and meaning it with full intention and capacity to act upon it is the best deterrent to war and the only moral option if it comes to threats of war from other countries:
"You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, 'There is a price we will not pay.' There is a point beyond which they must not advance." Reagan 1964
We drew that line if anyone threatens the security of America or its allies we defend ourselves and them. Britain has held true to her word even when it cost, thank you and America will also remain true to her word with her allies.
Reagan ended the Cold War with Communist Russia without firing a shot because he meant what he said and he had the capacity and the will to act upon it.
Reagan politics remains and he is the model of potential candidates. Nobody so far has been able to come up to the magnitude of Reagan's moral stature but that test of morality remains. That America learned its lesson from the Cold War and the strength of Reagan and resolve to even challenge fellow Americans to get the job done, to learn from the Holocaust and the Cold War to not turn our back on people. We didn't do it with Russians when they were suffering. We liberated them and they became belligerent fools. Any threat to Israel we will ignore NEVER AGAIN and Israel is thankful for any help extended and is loyal to America unlike the Russians. But Israel need American help? No, this isn't a test of Israel's durability, resiliency or ability to survive this is a test for America and the rest of the world's morality.
America and other Israeli allies have shared values and realized the mistake during the Holocaust, to not stand idly by when Israel is exposing a threat. To not wait for Israel being slaughtered (not that it would come to that again because Israel now kicks butt and we're partnered with them) when one has the capacity to act, America now acts at the earliest event, not the latter. America and allies realize that because of our shared values that when Israel is threatened we are also threatened but it is more than a duty to protect ourselves it is a moral duty to protect our fellow humankind. It would be immoral to not come to the aid of someone when they were at the risk of being murdered.
And my personal belief is that the day America stops supporting Israel would be the day that we would see the downfall of America. I pray it would never come to that and that we will all live long happy lives as partners with each other. America was instilled some mighty power and there would be a consequence of not exercising what was granted for the reasons it was granted. America would plunge into a civil war and it would be our demise.
If you want some good info for a debate and other reasons to support Israel look into some Reagan speeches. He was a great President that people admired and also a great orator. His Time for Choosing speech delivered in 1964 was awesome!
It was directed regarding the Cold War but history has a way of repeating itself and Reagan was a staunch supporter of Israel so perhaps you can see the parallel. Hitler, Communist Russia, Islamofascists they're all the same. They are hell bent on hegemony and will take out whomever they can whenever they can. Land for peace didn't work with Hitler and Europe too well either. Hitler made promises to acquire part of Yugoslavia in a peace deal and later renegged. Churchill warned and nobody listened and the rest is painful World History of which there are holocaust deniers that never learned their lesson, were never checked by allied forces, that sided with the Nazis and even made concentration camps *in Morocco for instance. Just ask questions around in YA and you'll get more info.
Good luck on your debate!Source(s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur9RU&feature... http://www.reaganlibrary.com/reagan/speeches/speec...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Why do you think the USA is protecting Israel? Israel is a free country and is doing just fine. Israel is an ally of the USA and we support Israel, but we are not protecting Israel.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It is part of the promise we made to our allies in the UN agreement and to a greater extent as Christians we need to stand with Israel as our covenant with God.There is also a strong Jewish population in the US that has a vested interest in that region that we are also tied with. So although we still can make good on our promise we have the right to dictate to what extent and conditions we will offer our support.
- 1 decade ago
Do you realize how many large business's there are in US run by Jews? What do you think would happen if they all pulled out? I'm afraid the state of the US would monumentally be disturbed.
To Am Yisrael Chai: You are much more elequent than I am. Well said! And, I love your star.
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- HatikvahLv 71 decade ago
The US does not need to protect Israel. They are protecting themselves thank you very much! Congress stands in nearly unanimous support of Israel. Perhaps Americans should question their Congressional Representatives to find out why their representatives are in full support of Israel.
You can read the reasons for yourself:
Congress offers staunch support to Israel
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US Congress is set to offer staunch and unwavering support for Israel as the Gaza conflict rages, recognizing its "inalienable right" to defend itself from attacks by Hamas.
Democratic and Republican leaders united to introduce a resolution backing Israel in the US Senate and a similar measure will soon be pending in the House of Representatives with both expected to pass by large majorities.
"When we pass this resolution, the United States Senate will strengthen our historic bond with the state of Israel by reaffirming Israel's inalienable right to defend against attacks from Gaza, as well as our support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process," said Senate Majority leader Harry Reid.
"Hamas must stop the rocket fire from Gaza into Israel -- that is the stated objective of the Israelis.
"I acknowledge and appreciate the calls by some for a ceasefire.
"Certainly we must encourage a peaceful resolution of the conflict, but we must be certain that any cease-fire is sustainable, durable, and enforceable."
Republican leader Mitch McConnell also placed blame for the start of Israel's war on Hamas on the Islamist group, after the death toll rose to 760 as dozens more bodies were discovered in Gaza.
"This resolution in support of the state of Israel has strong bipartisan support," McConnell said.
"Hamas is a terrorist organization, it clearly started this current conflict by launching rockets on the civilian sites in Israel," he said.
"The Israelis are responding exactly the same way we would if rockets were being launched into the United States from Canada or Mexico," he said.
The resolution calls on Hamas to end the rocket and mortar attacks against Israel, and says any ceasefire reached in the conflict must be "durable, enforceable and sustainable."
It calls for the lives of innocent civilians to be protected and says senators support a strong and secure Israel living in peace with an independent Palestinian state.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would take up a corresponding resolution on Friday.