The subject article by Jacob Farbman appears in the May 17, 2021 Jacobin, and presents one view of World influence and the turmoil in the Middle East.
Why does the United States support Israel?
Why is Israel is an untouchable ally of the United States?
Over the years, the US public has heard a litany of justifications for Washington’s support for Israel: because of the Holocaust, because it’s “the only democracy in the Middle East,” and so on. Both points are demonstrably wrong.
Some argue Washington does whatever Israel wants. But the United States is the most powerful capitalist nation in the history of the world. Explaining its actions as cunningly manipulated by the tiny Israel gets you into “Jews secretly control the world” territory.
The actual story is different, but still simple.
US and Israeli interests have converged in important ways. The United States has served as a critical sponsor for Israel financially and politically. And Israel has played an invaluable role in helping the United States dominate the Middle East.
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