The president of United States, Joe Bidenmade clear his country’s support for Israel after the attack he received from the Palestinian group Hamas last October 7th.
“The United States stands with the people of Israel, we will never stop standing with them, and my administration’s support for Israel’s security is rock solid and unwavering,” Biden said.
Why the United States supports Israel “unconditionally”
He US President Joe Bidenarrived in Israel on an extraordinary and high-risk trip to a region plagued by violenceincluding an explosion at a Gaza City hospital.
“I was deeply saddened and outraged by yesterday’s explosion in the Gaza hospital. And from what I’ve seen, it looks like the other side did it. But there are many people who are not sure. “So we have to overcome a lot of things,” Biden said.
Its historical links
The United States supported the creation of a Jewish state since they had the largest Jewish population in the world. In 1962, Kennedy defined its union with Israel as a “special relationship”, something that was evident in 1967 in the War of the six days. And in more conflicts such as Cold War or in Vietnamdiplomatic, military and financial support between the two increased.
Israel is the closest ally of United States in the Middle East. This can be verified by sending two of the aircraft carrier more advanced to the Mediterranean, sending attack aircraftof fighters, additional equipment and ammunition. “So make no mistake: the United States will ensure that Israel has what it needs to defend itself,” said US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, ensuring that support for Israel remains “non-negotiable.”
Strategic importance of Israel
“Israel is the largest American aircraft carrieris unsinkable, does not carry US soldiers and is located in a region critical to the national security of the United States,” said Alexander M. Haig, the US Secretary of State chosen by Ronald Reagan, 40 years ago.
And it is that Israel and its Arab alliesAccording to the United States, they combat terrorism, promote democracy and reduce the flow of refugees. The fact that Iran has increased its ties with China and Russia has caused the United States to view Israel as a strategic ally.
Biden will ask the US Congress for an “unprecedented” emergency aid package for Ukraine and Israel
The president of United States, Joe Bidenannounced during a speech from the Oval Office that he will ask Congress to approve a emergency aid package for Ukraine and Israel “that will be unprecedented“.
Biden has emphasized that this aid will keep the American troops out of conflicts while contributing to defeating “to Hamas terrorists” and the “tyrant (Vladimir) Putin”, who he considers intend to “end democracies”.
“Hamas and Putin They represent different threats, but they have this in common: they both want to completely annihilate a neighboring democracy, completely annihilate it,” Biden explained to justify this aid.
Thousands of people demonstrate in the heart of New York in support of Israel
Thousands of people, mostly Jews, demonstrated this Thursday in Times Squarein the heart of NYin support of Israel in its current offensive on Gaza and to request the release of the more than 200 hostages that the Islamist movement Hamas captured on October 7.
The Israeli American Council, which had called the rally, hired several of the giant luminous screens that surround the iconic square to project the bandera of Israel or the photographs of some of the hostages captured by Hamas.
The attendees waved hundreds of blue and white flags of Israel, along with the stars and stripes of the United States, and among the most chanted slogans was “Bring them home“(bring the hostages home) and”Am Israel Jai” (the people of Israel remain, in Hebrew).