So you accept that Israel is not surrounded by peace-loving innocent tolerant neighbors who only dream of embracing their new neighbor and welcoming it in the neighborhood, right? You accept that Israel does indeed face an existential threat, don't you?
Originally Posted by Marlowe
That said the US support is valuable to Israel of course but still 2.6 billion is a tiny fraction of Israel's GDP. With the US support Israel is unlikely to be attacked directly, without it it may just need to resort to nuclear weapons to defend itself.
PS It's the US that's twisting Israel's arm regarding a possible Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear program. For its money the US does exert enormous pressure on Israel.
Jerusalem appears in the Jewish Bible 669 times...The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times. In contrast, Jerusalem appears as frequently in the Qur'an as it does in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita—which is to say, not once.