What Makes Israel an Ally?

Michael Oren’s article published by Foreign Policy is a superb argument for why Israel is America’s ultimate ally. I urge you to read the full article, but here is the basic outline offered by Oren:

On an ideological level, an ally is a country that shares America’s values, reflects its founding spirit, and resonates with its people’s beliefs. Tactically, an ally stands with the United States through multiple conflicts and promotes its global vision. From its location at one strategic crossroads, an ally enhances American intelligence and defense capabilities, and provides ports and training for U.S. forces. Its army is formidable and unequivocally loyal to its democratic government. An ally helps secure America’s borders and assists in saving American lives on and off the battlefield. And an ally stimulates the U.S. economy through trade, technological innovation, and job creation.

Israel meets all of these qualifications. Oren’s point is not only that, but also that America benefits from the American-Israeli relationship far more than it suffers in conducting foreign policy in the Middle East. This conclusion is one that Israel advocates should share widely.

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