Why the US supports Israel I am not positionning myself on whether it should or not, or whether it is enough or too much, since I have met, and followed the points of view of people from Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, and have managed to get along with each of these persons. I try to keep an open mind. But one of the most intriguing experiences I had was discussing with a person from Iraq in 2001. When 911 happened, I asked her what she thought of it, and to my surprise, understood that she supported, morally, Bin Laden (yes, a pre-911 Iraqi who seemed to support Al Quaeda). Now I have personnally been on top of the WTC as a kid, so you may imagine the sudden puzzling sentiments I had towards this person, who was generally friendly. When I asked her what it is that she and Bin Laden would like the US to do, she basically said that the US should stop supporting Israel financially. I did much more physics at the time than world affairs, so the conversation curved towards other subjects. Now I am wondering, what are some main justifications for this Israel support? I want to hear what people here say about it.