Why does the US blindly support Israel?
It doesn't make any sense to me. We don't even think of our own national interests. I know Israel is surrounded by Arab Muslim nations. But we support Israel even though we don't gain much from us backing them politically.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Israel is sort of a reverse-colony of the United States. They are a protectorate, but they have so much control over public opinion in the United States, and over our lawmakers that we serve them rather than the other way around. Their control over our lawmakers is in the form of their lobby AIPAC, whose mission is to ensure that Israel is a top concern. This is the most powerful lobby in Washington D.C.
Due to it, we give Israel $4 B a year in tribute. This is officially "aid" which is never paid back. We also give them free state-of-the-art military hardware. We make sure that they always have a technological superiority over their rivals. We bribe other nations with tribute to not mess with Israel. Egypt was getting $3 B per year. They had all those wars in the 1960s, but stopped under Hosni Mubarak.
Israel is more of a liability to the U.S. than an ally. They spy on us and then sell our technology. They refuse to extradite their wanted criminals. They routinely flaunt human rights violation from the UN which makes the US lose credibility because we ALWAYS back them. Israel has no strategic military importance, nor does it have any sort of resources that would give logical reasons for supporting it as our closest ally in the Middle East.
- fisfallLv 48 years ago
It doesn't make sense to me either. I guess there is a hidden agenda that the general public isn't aware of.
- SolaronLv 48 years ago
We gain plenty. Israel keeps the region in a status quo we want; always on the brink of war, but never quite going over. This near war keeps the region in a delicate balance, and keeping that balance requires US support, and if that balance is broken, there would be war that only the most fanatic would even dare to want.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Look up the term Z.O.G.
Not saying that is the case, but maybe as a shadow government. Money talks.
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- IcoulatorLv 78 years ago
Let's see... should the US support the only functioning democratic form of government in the mideast? Should the US recognize the only first world nation in that area of the world? Or should we instead put our support with third world theocracies which treat half their population as less than second class citizens?
- Anonymous8 years ago
It's surrounded by arabs who want nothing but a muslim world, no matter if they killed millions do archive that. Israel is the only state there that makes sense.
- Superguy1221Lv 78 years ago
1. We gain a lot from the partnership.
2. It's not blind, our government is tightly tied to theirs and most powerful Americans have visited or studied Isreal.
- qwertLv 78 years ago
Israel is the only free country in the middle east. If the radical Islamists destroy Israel, we are next.
- Vial WomanLv 78 years ago
Israel hasn't done a thing America hasn't done itself in the past. Our support isn't blind, we see them and feel pride. They're like our little brother, or our sidekick.
- 8 years ago
They're trying to spread the message of Democracy to the Middle East.