History of the Middle East
US Foreign Policy

Who does the United States support in the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

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Answer 1

United States supports both Israel and Palestine, but gives the

majority of its support to Israel.

The United States supported Israel during this conflict.

The USA supposed to be neutral about helping the both sides

equally, but in actually it supports Israel more than the Arabic


It is important to note that the US-Israel Relationship did not

really develop until after the Six Day War of 1967. Prior to this,

Israel's primary alliance was either with the Soviet Union

(1948-1953) or with the United Kingdom and France (1953-1967) and

the United Kingdom remained relatively neutral on the Arab-Israeli


Answer 2

Currently: The United States supports both Israel, Egypt, and

Palestine. The United States is also prepared to support and aide

any Arab country (like Egypt) that is willing to trade violence and

antagonism for peace.

The United States support for the State of Israel is the

strongest of the three comes from a variety of sources. Israel has

cooperated with the United States on diplomatic issues, military

and intelligence exchanges, large amounts of trade, and significant

technological investment. In addition there a numerous Americans

who support the State of Israel because of religious convictions on

top of the already-listed reasons.

Egypt is the second-largest individual recipient of American Aid

(after Israel) and this money has gone to fund the Egyptian Army

primarily as well as infrastructure maintenance. Given the

corruption in the Mubarak Regime, not much of this money trickled

down to Egyptian commoners, but it was there. The United States

maintains a strategic alliance with Egypt also on account of the

Suez Canal which sees most of the Persian Gulf oil-tankers pass


The United States is the largest donor to UNRWA, the UN

organization maintaining the Palestinian Refugee Camps, and is one

of the largest donors to the Palestinian Authority, the current

official government of Palestine. The United States has

consistently endorsed a Roadmap to Peace with a Two-State Solution

since the Oslo Accords in 1993.

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