Posted: Oct 14, 2021 12:01 AM
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With instability and political unrest roiling the world stage, it is more important than ever for America to have solid allies in the Middle East, a dangerous region historically rife with conflict and dysfunction.
Americans know and understand almost innately that Israel’s values are a mirror of our own: Israel champions democracy and the rule of law, has a strong judiciary and demonstrates freedom of religion and the press.
However, our recent hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan and the ensuing chaos illustrates how quickly fortunes can change in this volatile region. The resulting pandemonium underscores how much we need a steady and strong ally like Israel in the raging sea of despotism and autocracy that is the Middle East.
Regardless of which poll you cite, support by Americans for our vital ally Israel never truly wavers because Israel, as a democratic nation, stands in stark contrast to the hateful and controlling regimes run by the region’s autocrats and despots.
Backing for our democratic ally has historically