But then the usa does not support israel because it is jewish but because it is the closest thing to an american style democracy in the middle east. Politically it is the only really understandable state, in western terms, in the area. Western intelligence analysts can comprehend its motivations etc., and the dynamics of its governance.
Also israel is, in western historical terms, the underdog and good guy in the middle east wars and conflicts of the last 60 years. Finally, Israel has overwhelming political support among constituents in the usa, while arab states generate little sympathy or support.
Only modern revisionist arab propaganda paints a story of oppression by Israel. And of course modern israel doesnt help itself at times, But some arab states are still officially at war with israel; others have an official policy to destroy the state and people of israel. After ww2 America is not going to allow that to happen. And after the historical experience of the nazi genocide of jews their ghettoisation and pogroms, in ww2, neither will jewish people or the jewish state, ever let their survival be threatened by outside forces.
Unfortunately, it now appears that the arab spring will turn into a winter of discontent, as militant islamists take control in countries whose people fought for their freedom from tyranical leaders. If that happens then the relationship, i ncluding a military relationship, between america and israel will become stronger, more important and influential, in the middle east.
I would like to believe you, but the USA tries to control politics in the mid east with the CIA and putting its pick of people in the leadership roles. These leaders are not democratic. Sadam was one of them, and US government's relationship with Saudi Arabia is strong.
No way is Israel the good guy. I wish other presidents would be as strong as Eisenhower was in withdrawing support from Israel. The Arab problem is an image one, and Turkey has been working hard to improve the image of Arabs in Turkey, because it wants Arab oil. I think we need to be better informed and should not rely on the media for information.
The opening up of our oil fields makes Arab countries less important to the US.. I am not sure how long this will last, but I expect our economy to improve and our interest in the mid east to decline. You know that debt we owe China? It looks like we will use oil to decrease that problem. http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/29/investing/china-oil-energy/index.htm Sorry, this is so off topic, but I can't control myself. It is not good for Israel or Arabs that the US be less dependent on Arab oil, and it is not good for Israel that Turkey is getting friendlier with the Arabs. Like if the US is less interested in Arab oil, that makes Israel less important to the US.
Edited by me-wonders, 29 December 2012 - 05:23 AM.