The Corner

re: Why Americans Support Israel

Jonah, When people engage in this issue, I always like to point out David Verbeeten’s “How Important is the Israel Lobby” essay which traces how the alliance with Israel became such an important U.S. strategic interest, despite the natural inclination of the State Department and many administrations — both Republican and Democrat — to prioritize U.S. relations with Arab states over Israel.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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