Why is United States supporting Israel?

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    A serious question (no opinions, please)

    How did United States end up supporting Israel? What is the benefit of that?
    Are there any other countries that give considerable financial and military support to Israel?

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    After the 48 war the United States began to send military aid and the type and amount has increased ever since. The government was lobbied by Jewish and Christian groups to do this and America saw the value of a friend in the area with the beginnings of the cold war. Countries were choosing sides so to speak.
     
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    America has a history of supporting the Underdogs...Since the countries inception, some arabs have been attacking, or terrorizing the county; As-is, the USA does more than 'support' Israel, we spend lots of time trying to keep them from eliminating their enemy all together.

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    actually, the entire UN started out supporting Israel, but as the stigma of anti-semetism subsided, the UN turned their back on her and only the USA stayed the course.
     
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    Here's some history, straight from the horse's mouth :

    Interesting reading : http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Facts About Israel/History/HISTORY- The State of Israel
     
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    Two primary reasons.

    1. Jews are highly influential in the United States and have seen to it that Israel gets a staggering amount of both financial and military assistance. The economy of Israel is basically propped up by the U.S. They get more aid than any other country in the world. Jews in America occupy high positions in the media, at the Pentagon and in Congress. They argue that the support is a good idea.

    2. Some Christian evangelicals believe that Jesus will come again in Israel, and that Israel must remain whole for this to happen. Thus, they support the funding.
     
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    We need a strategic ally in the region. Isolationism kills!
     
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    America supports the tiny democratic Jewish State because the less than 1% of Americans are Jews and some Christians support Jesus returning with the Jews maintaining their country.

    These are the rantings of rabid Jew hating white racist.

    Joyce believes that the US should continue sending millions upon millions of dollars to the Arab dictatorships and Muslim countries so that they can blow up and kill or convert racist Willam Joyce to Islam.

    I'll just bet that William Joyce would be willing to send atomic bombs into Israel to finish off what his now dead Adloph boss wanted to do. But then of course Israel would have no choice but to protect itself from an attack from any racist like William Joyce who crawls on his belly and eats the dust of the earth.

    Joyce you and your ilk have tried for centuries to kill the Jews but to no avail. Why do you think that any attempt at deserting our allies or destroying Israel will have any more success than those tried long before America was a land of pilgrims?

    Your own destiny depends on the continued support of Israel and the Jewish people. What possible purpose would you have if there were no one to hate or kill?

    You deserve whatever you get.....
     

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