The critical alliance: Why Israel matters to America


Israel has now launched the ground war against Hamas in Gaza. The mission from the start has been justified retribution — obliterating terrorists for brutal attacks against the most defenseless in Israel.

Sadly, a resurgence of anti-Semitism has flooded the world anew, most notably here in the United States. Across college campuses and in our larger cities, we have anti-Israel protests. The rise of Marxist influence in America bears much of the blame for the intolerance we are seeing against one of our oldest allies. Therefore, it becomes increasingly necessary to promote the importance of this critical alliance of Israel and the United States.

In an increasingly interconnected world, America’s international relationships hold significant importance. The relationship between the United States and Israel is more than a mere geopolitical partnership; it is a deep-rooted alliance based on shared values, mutual interests, and strategic collaboration that carries immense significance for America’s global standing and security.

We share a common commitment to democratic principles, freedom, and human rights. Both nations were founded on the belief in the rule of law, individual freedoms, and the rights of citizens to choose their leaders. In a world where these principles are sometimes challenged, the United States and Israel stand as beacons of democracy. Supporting Israel reinforces the message that a representative government and freedom are not just American ideals but universal values worth preserving.

Israel has positioned itself to be a strategic security partner of the United States. From the early days of the Cold War to the present-day global challenges, Israel has consistently proven to be a reliable partner in advancing U.S. strategic interests. Israel’s military and intelligence capabilities are among the most advanced in the world. The close cooperation between the two nations enhances America’s ability to address common threats, including terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

Israel’s location in a hostile region makes it a valuable ally, providing the United States with a strategic foothold in the Middle East. Israel has a wealth of experience in dealing with terrorism and intelligence-gathering, making it an invaluable partner in the global fight against terror. The strong counterterrorism cooperation between the two nations contributes to the safety of American citizens. The corporate press would have us believe that Israel is reliant on the United States, but both countries share intelligence and technologies to keep our enemies at bay.

It is no secret that the United States and Israel have a robust history of technological cooperation. Israeli innovation has yielded advancements that benefit not only the people of Israel but also Americans and the rest of the world. Collaborative research and development efforts foster economic growth in both countries, strengthening their respective industries.

Israel’s expertise in border security and emergency response strategies is a valuable resource for the United States. Learning from Israel’s experiences in protecting its citizens and critical infrastructure has improved America’s preparedness for acts of God and acts of terrorism.

President Harry S. Truman, against the advice of his own State Department, was the first world leader to acknowledge the birth of the new Jewish state on May 14, 1948. Since that day, there have been friendship and mutual respect between the two nations. Though Israel was only formed in the aftermath of the Holocaust, the Jewish people have occupied the land for thousands of years. Americans have known this by historical and biblical accounts — until recently, as those on the left have sought to erase history, molding the narrative toward extremism and hate to accomplish their mission of chaos. The result is an uneducated generation that refuses to accept the importance of the alliance between our two countries.

Why should Americans care about the well-being of Israel? The answer lies in the shared values and history that bind the two nations. Supporting Israel is not only an act of strategic prudence but also a reflection of America’s commitment to security in the region — a stable Middle East ensures a stable America. Any threat to Israel’s existence has far-reaching implications for the entire region and, by extension, for the United States.

The relationship between the United States and Israel is more than a geopolitical alliance; it is a partnership rooted in shared values, strength, and freedom. Moreover, America has been blessed beyond measure because of our commitment to and care for the Jewish state. Israel is the only nation with a promise from the Almighty: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3, KJV).

America must remain steadfast in our commitment to Israel, but doing so also requires us to be painfully aware of where we are in our country. When our own people do not understand the importance of our strategic and critical alliance with Israel, we’ve not only failed the Jewish people — we’ve failed the next generation of Americans.

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