Why has the US always backed Israel? | Inside Story

The U.S. has firmly backed Israel in the war against Gaza.

Since Israel’s foundation in 1948, the U.S. has been its biggest donor of military aid.

It’s provided arms in conflicts in which thousands of Palestinians have died, with millions made refugees.

What’s behind steadfast U.S. backing for Israel?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault


Dalal Iriqat – Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution and Diplomacy, Arab American University.

Khaled Elgindy – Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute, author ‘Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump’

Phyllis Bennis – fellow, Institute for Policy Studies think-tank, international adviser Jewish Voice for Peace

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