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How US Benefits from Supporting Israeli Regime!

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How US Benefits from Supporting Israeli Regime!
While it's crucial to approach this matter with sensitivity to the humanitarian aspects of the conflict, there are several ways in which the United States might perceive benefits from its involvement in or support of the Israeli regime in this situation.

Strategic Interests

The United States has historically considered Israel an important ally in the Middle East. By supporting Israel in the conflict, the U.S. can maintain and strengthen its strategic interests in the region. Meanwhile, Jewish-Americans, as a significant demographic, have the potential to impact U.S. policy through lobbying, campaign donations, and their participation in the political process.

Meanwhile, they may advocate for policies that support Israel's positions and interests. So. US officials can kill two birds with one stone as the politicians in Washington consider having public support when elections determine power shifts in the country.

Since the Israeli war with Hamas started on October 7th, US top officials began arriving in Tel Aviv to show that Israeli security is considered a key matter for Jewish leaders of the US as Blinken in a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Israel's Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on Oct 16: "I come before you not only as the United States secretary of state but also as a Jew,".

Blinken continued: "My grandfather Maurice Blinken fled pogroms in Russia. My stepfather Samuel Pisar survived concentration camps.

Arms Sales

The United States is one of the major arms suppliers to Israel, while the Israeli regime is also permitted to use Foreign Military Financing(FMF) to purchase armaments directly from U.S. manufacturers using the direct commercial sales process, and also enjoys expedited Congressional review periods for its arms packages.

In addition to FMF, Israel also receives U.S. assistance for joint missile defense development procurement. After the war between Hams and Israeli troops took place on October 7th the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, 3rd of October 2023 that the United States will boost its shipments of Iron Dome interceptor missiles and other weapons to the occupying regime.

The report said that US arms manufacturers are preparing to speed up the delivery of desperately needed ammunition to Tel Aviv to be used against Palestinians in the impoverished enclave, which has been under Israel's brutal bombardment for the past 5 months.

It added that unlike Ukraine, which is receiving hundreds of tanks and armored vehicles, Israel is primarily interested in ammunition, particularly Iron Dome missiles which are used almost daily to intercept rockets fired from Gaza by the Palestinian Hamas resistance group, as well as air-to-ground missiles and tank ammunition.

As the key ally to Israel, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the regime also spends heavily on American weapons. having purchased roughly $53.5 billion worth over the past seven decades, including $6.5 billion in the five years to 2022.

According to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), between 2009 and 2018, the US supplied 70% of all international transfers of major conventional weapons to Israel. They were followed by Germany with 24%, and Italy with 5.9%. Israel was the 19th largest importer of major conventional weapons worldwide during this period.

 Moreover, the U.S. and Israel share military intelligence and collaborate on various security initiatives. The Israeli regime's all-out war against Palestinians in Gaza and their dependency on US support can serve as an opportunity for Washington to deepen this cooperation, enhancing U.S. security interests in the region.

Political Leverage

Israel has quietly sought and perhaps achieved, a large measure of autonomy from its more than a half-century of reliance on the United States.

Recently landed in occupied territories at the same time when the war between Israel and Hamas was at its peak, US President Joe Biden promised for the US to "stand with Israel". 

This supporting voice is not new as the world well knows that the tie represents a special relationship that dates back to 1948, when President Harry Truman became the first world leader to recognize the Jewish state, moments after its creation.

Since then time in a sequence of decades, all US Presidents have made it clear that somehow the Israeli regime's policies heavily depend on Washington's decisions, no matter every time millions of Palestinian supporters in different countries across the globe stage rallies demanding "Free Palestine' while condemning Israeli genocides against oppressed Palestinians.

Economic Ties:

The U.S. and Israel have a robust economic relationship. The Israeli war against Hamas supported by the US may lead to increased economic ties, investment opportunities, and business partnerships that can be economically advantageous for the United States.

The United States and Israel have deep economic ties that encompass various aspects, including trade, investment, technology collaboration, and more. Here are some key points that explain these economic ties:

Trade and Investment

The U.S. and Israel have a significant trade relationship. Both countries engage in bilateral trade, with the U.S. exporting a variety of goods and services to Israel, and Israel exporting products such as pharmaceuticals, technology, and diamonds to the U.S.

The United States-Israel Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force in 1985 and represents the United States' first FTA. It continues to serve as the foundation for expanding trade and investment between the United States and Israel by reducing barriers and promoting regulatory transparency.

In 2017, U.S. goods exports to Israel decreased 4.9 percent to $12.5 billion from 2016. Since 1985, when the United States-Israel FTA came into force, U.S. exports to Israel have risen by 456 percent, although in 2017, the United States ran a $9.4 billion bilateral deficit in goods.

Technology Cooperation

U.S. tech companies have established research and development centers in Israel, fostering collaboration and benefiting from Israel's ecosystem.

Israel's tech sector dates back to 1974 when Intel established a presence, but the start-up scene took off in the 1990s. earning a reputation as the world's second-largest tech center outside of Silicon Valley, with thousands of companies and developing a significant ecosystem.

There are now 500 multinationals operating in Israeli-occupied territories - mainly research and development centers after buying Israeli start-ups - from Intel to IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, mainly based in the USA.

Israeli regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in June said Intel was planning to spend $25 billion (€23.6 billion) on a new factory in the southern city of Kiryat Gat some 42 km from Gaza.

Having strong engagement in collaborative research and development projects, particularly in sectors such as cybersecurity, biotechnology, and healthcare along with U.S. financial institutions operating in Israel and Israeli firms accessing U.S. financial markets means that the US is determined to keep and expand the financial market profits in occupied territories with all its price taking.

In 1986, then-Senator Joe Biden clarified well what's the real reason behind the U.S. supporting Israel. Biden said there was 'no apology to be made' when it came to supporting Israel, claiming that 'it is the best $3 billion investment we make'. He further argued that if there was no Israel, then the U.S. would have to invest in one.