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  • How couldn't we?

    Of course we should support Israel. Not for a gain in military power, but because we can. They are people in need of assistance and we have the money to provide it. They may seem like a violent group to most, but this is only because they are in a time war. I'm sure they wouldnt feel the urge to help the US after we bombed japan. I truly believe that if we continue to support them, they will eventually progress to the point of having focuses outside the scope of war, such as education and science. Once their war is over, we will have found a powerful ally in the economic and technological progression of the USA. Yet only so long as we continue to support them.

  • On Biblical and Moral Grounds.

    Due to the constant fear Israelis live in because of their neighbors' hatred and endless bullying and unprovoked attacks and assaults, morally, we should not stand by and watch the slaughter. Biblically, there are blessings and wonderful promise for those who bless and pray for Israel; that's it for now.

  • Yes we should

    I personally do not agree with our aid to Israel, but the fact of the matter is we need them right now. They are our only allies in the Middle East that we can trust, it also helps when the United States can have another country agree with them 94% of the time on UN decisions. Israel has one of the most advanced military and spy networks the world has ever seen. They are a key member of our war on terrorism, and having them at this time is necessary.

  • Yes we need someone we can trust over there

    I know a lot of people have hated for Israel in their hearts but I don't understand it, I don't care about what they believe in as a religion because as an alley they are fair to us.

    We need to protect them and their interests or else we might see a total meltdown in the middle east without their leadership to steady things over there.

  • Israel needs our protection.

    The Arabs have always been anti-Israel and always will be. They will never respect the right of the Jewish state to exist where it does. This requires Israel to have powerful friends that can remind these neighboring states that the nation is not going anywhere, no matter how much anti-Semetic propaganda its enemies pump out on networks like Al Jazeera.

  • The Danger of Antisemitism

    We should continue to support Israel because the hatred for that country in their region is appalling. The leaders of the nations of Syria, Iran, and Jordan are all holocaust deniers, this is extremely dangerous in itself. Iran has threatened to "wipe Israel off the map". Israel has been attacked in four different wars by Arab nations. Their sovereignty should be upheld and respected, if they lose it they will suffer, and it will undermine the strength of the US and international forces.

  • The Facts Show

    It has a free press, religious freedom is fully respected, women have equal rights, and Israel's government is vibrantly democratic. Racism towards Arabs, despite what politicians say, is nonexistent. Since Israel's founding, Arabs have had a right to vote, and their have always been Arab representatives in Israel's parliament. One of the Supreme Court judges is an Arab, Salim Joubran. Heck, polls consistently show that Arabs in Israel wouldn't even want to move to the West Bank or Gaza if a Palestinian state was created there.

    Israel, put simply, is one of the freest countries in the world. What more do you want?

  • The Facts Show

    Their press is wide open, women have equal rights, religious freedom is fully respected, and their government is openly democratic. Racism towards Arabs, despite what politicians say, is nonexistant. Polls consistently show that most Arabs in Israel wouldn't even want to move to the West Bank or Gaza if a Palestinian state was created there. Israel is one of the freest countries in the world, especially for the location. What more do you want?

  • Read the bible

    Since God chose Israel as his country we should help them keep up and not be sentence to hell. One of these days God will come for his church and we shall be prepared for it. We should get baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of our sins. We should accept him as our only saviour and do what the Word (the Bible) says. Holy is the name of Jesus, AMEN!!!

  • Money Better Spent

    The aid given by US to Israel could be better spent. One third of US's foreign aid money goes to Israel. That is seven times more than sub-Saharan Africa. Dozens of poor countries could use this money better than Israel, which doesn't need this support: the country has more nuclear weapons than China or France, and the Israeli economy is booming thanks its high tech industry.

  • Spend money here!

    Why are we spending $3 billion a year on Israel?? Spend a fraction of that on American schools, securing our borders, immigration reform, healthcare (yes, healthcare! We can pay for it if we stop giving away our tax money to foreigners). We are only making more enemies by supporting Israel.

  • Israel with the current leadership should not be supported.

    Israel has a right to exist, the holocaust was a despicable part of human history. .But violation of the Geneva act and the killing of palestinians where the current government indulges in war crimes should not be tolerated. We paid a huge price in removing Saddam from Iraq and the Taliban from power in Afghanistan. Yet we continue to support the mass killing of civilians and the destruction of homes and land grabbing by the Israel government. The US is no longer the world's super power and the keeper of peace if we allow the current killings to continue. Israel is the new world super power! Is there a repeat of the Holocaust where the Palestinians are now being terminated?

  • Why are we feeding the fire? Ten Reasons we should absolutely not support them.

    Every day, Israeli security forces in the West Bank and Gaza violate articles of the 4'h Geneva Convention on Human Rights, an agreement that governs wartime rules of engagement and to which Israel is a member. Palestinian homes and agriculture fields are routinely demolished to make way for illegal Israeli settlements. Israeli soldiers also regularly arrest and detain-often for years-Palestinians without due process. According to Amnesty International, Israel is the only country in the world that legalizes torture.

    2) US Aid Violates US Law

    Laws passed by Congress prohibit the president from furnishing military aid or selling weapons to any country that consistently violates internationally recognized human rights standards or uses those weapons in an offensive-rather than a defensive-manner. The US State Department says that Israel engages in "torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of punishment, prolonged detention without charges and trial, causing the disappearance of persons by the abduction and clandestine detention of those persons, and other flagrant denials of the right to life, liberty, or the security of people."

    3) Israel is an Exclusionary State

    The Israeli Law of Return allows Jews from all over the world to immigrate Israel and gain citizenship there, but Palestinian refugees who were forced to flee their homes in 1948 and 1967 are excluded from returning to their homes and towns of origin. Even Palestinian citizens of Israel-who make up 20 percent of all Israeli citizens-are third-class citizens, and are not given the same rights as Israeli Jewish citizens. Israel's official policy of discriminating against non-Jewish citizens makes the country a kind of "trickle down democracy," and not one the US should be supporting.

    4) Israel Is Illegally Occupying Palestine

    The United Nation's General Assembly has repeatedly condemned the Israel settlements in the Occupied Territories as illegal. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are forced to live in apartheid conditions, and the Israeli settlements built on confiscated land separate the Palestinians from each other, making for isolated Palestinian Bantustans surrounded by Jewish-only neighborhoods. By carving up the Occupied Territories in this way, the rapid construction of Israeli settlements has prevented the creation of a viable Palestinian state. Israel's continued occupation of Palestine, sanctioned and maintained by the US, is one of the most serious obstructions to a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

    5) Israeli Abuses Normalize Human Rights Violations

    The US's failure to hold Israeli human rights abusers accountable for their actions by, at the very least, ending aid to the country is setting a dangerous precedent for other human rights violator around the world. Every night news broadcasts around the world show the routine abuses committed by Israeli security forces. The US often criticizes other nations for poor human rights records, and yet Israel is rarely included in such criticism. The US's support for the Israel in the face of these much-publicized crimes completely discredits the US's claim to be "an honest broker of peace" and contributes to the instability of US-Middle East relations.

  • Why are we feeding the fire? Ten Reasons we should absolutely not support them.

    Every day, Israeli security forces in the West Bank and Gaza violate articles of the 4'h Geneva Convention on Human Rights, an agreement that governs wartime rules of engagement and to which Israel is a member. Palestinian homes and agriculture fields are routinely demolished to make way for illegal Israeli settlements. Israeli soldiers also regularly arrest and detain-often for years-Palestinians without due process. According to Amnesty International, Israel is the only country in the world that legalizes torture.

    2) US Aid Violates US Law

    Laws passed by Congress prohibit the president from furnishing military aid or selling weapons to any country that consistently violates internationally recognized human rights standards or uses those weapons in an offensive-rather than a defensive-manner. The US State Department says that Israel engages in "torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of punishment, prolonged detention without charges and trial, causing the disappearance of persons by the abduction and clandestine detention of those persons, and other flagrant denials of the right to life, liberty, or the security of people."

    3) Israel is an Exclusionary State

    The Israeli Law of Return allows Jews from all over the world to immigrate Israel and gain citizenship there, but Palestinian refugees who were forced to flee their homes in 1948 and 1967 are excluded from returning to their homes and towns of origin. Even Palestinian citizens of Israel-who make up 20 percent of all Israeli citizens-are third-class citizens, and are not given the same rights as Israeli Jewish citizens. Israel's official policy of discriminating against non-Jewish citizens makes the country a kind of "trickle down democracy," and not one the US should be supporting.

    4) Israel Is Illegally Occupying Palestine

    The United Nation's General Assembly has repeatedly condemned the Israel settlements in the Occupied Territories as illegal. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are forced to live in apartheid conditions, and the Israeli settlements built on confiscated land separate the Palestinians from each other, making for isolated Palestinian Bantustans surrounded by Jewish-only neighborhoods. By carving up the Occupied Territories in this way, the rapid construction of Israeli settlements has prevented the creation of a viable Palestinian state. Israel's continued occupation of Palestine, sanctioned and maintained by the US, is one of the most serious obstructions to a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

    5) Israeli Abuses Normalize Human Rights Violations

    The US's failure to hold Israeli human rights abusers accountable for their actions by, at the very least, ending aid to the country is setting a dangerous precedent for other human rights violator around the world. Every night news broadcasts around the world show the routine abuses committed by Israeli security forces. The US often criticizes other nations for poor human rights records, and yet Israel is rarely included in such criticism. The US's support for the Israel in the face of these much-publicized crimes completely discredits the US's claim to be "an honest broker of peace" and contributes to the instability of US-Middle East relations.

  • We is not going to support Israel

    Whats the point of supporting Israel? What have they done to us to make the Us want to support them ? We give Israel a billions of dollars and they don't give us much back. There are other poor devastating countries that need more support than Israel does. Plus Israel has wealth to sustain themselves and support themselves, Other than that Israel needs to be independent .

  • Israel needs to learn to get along with other countries

    Israel has legitimate security concerns of course, but they must learn to get along with others and take care of themselves. They provoke most of their current problems. They continually to build in disputed territory, which is a well-known way to ensure decades of hatred. The worst thing about the Israel-USA subject is that it's a taboo; can't even talk about it at universities.

  • Supporting Israel is the cause of terrorism.

    Supporting Israel is a giant feedback loop. The US funds Israels' purchase of US military equipment which they then use to kill large numbers of people in retaliation for the deaths of a few. I would be pretty pissed off if my next door neighbor kept annexing chunks of my yard just because he needs the room for his over populous family, then followed up by killing multiple members of my family because I through a rock into their yard.

    Israel claims this is done in self defense but they are "defending" lands they took by force in the first place. What does the US do about this? We support them. But what about Nazi Germany, Iraq under Hussein and Japan during WWII? We destroyed them.

    Continuing to fund Israel is just adding fuel to a religious fire. Israel believes they have the right to exist and kill others because God has their backs. The US is a country founded on laws not religion, with a distinct "separation of church and state" for the protection of both, yet we fund a state based in religious zealotry.

    Israel is a "democracy" in name only. If you cannot trace your bloodlines back to an original Jewish family, you area second class citizen and will never attain full rights. How is that a democracy?

  • The economy Crisses

    Israel is a self sufficant country, it has nukes, and enough wealth to sustan its self. THe united states doesnt need to send billions of dollars to israel, plus we dont get much back , if the us wants to keep isreal a ally, they have to think up of something else.

  • Israel is making the world sympathize with Palestinian plight.

    Until they stop building settlements in areas that the entire world considers illegal for them to be building, they are doing to the Palestinians what South Africa did during apartheid. Israel owes their very existence to The United States, and they continue to defy us. In my humble opinion, they don't even have the right to be there in the first place. The land was taken from people already living there and sectioned off and handed over. It's not even enough they were just given an Israel state they had no right to, (historical/biblical, Israel was created at the end of WW II from land already inhabited. I don't care what they believe is their historical home, that doesn't give them the right to just take it because they want it), they get greedy and continue to build on land that does NOT belong to them, it was TAKEN. I'm NOT anti-semetic, but if ISRAEL deserved their own state, why don't the Palestinians deserve their own state? It's absurd and I'm growing increasingly less supportive of their position that they are entitled.


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