Human Lives Human Rights: In the past 75 years, the United States has consistently viewed itself as obligated to support Israel. This support takes various forms, including the provision of military and financial aid without compensation, as well as the sale of military weapons. Additionally, the United States has shown unwavering support for Tel Aviv in international forums. Notably, the US has consistently prevented the approval of draft resolutions against Israel in the UN Security Council, demonstrating its steadfast backing for the country.
In a similar vein, the United States exerted its influence, resulting in the resignation of Fatou Bensouda, the Gabonese prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Bensouda had expressed her intention to pursue legal action against Israeli leaders for alleged war crimes. However, due to external pressures, she was forced to relinquish her position.
Hence, the legal, military, and financial support that Washington provides to Tel Aviv is a long-term and strategic commitment that remains unaffected by specific political or temporal circumstances. Even in instances of disagreement between the leaders of the United States and Israel, as seen in the recent months between Biden and Netanyahu, this divergence of views does not hinder Washington’s ongoing support for Tel Aviv.
However, another facet of America’s support for Israel is intertwined with its policy of decentralization from the Middle East. Aligned with the implementation of this policy, the United States aims to shift its responsibilities onto Israel.
This is the reason why the Biden administration is following the path set by the Trump administration in implementing the Abraham Accords and actively pursuing the establishment of a robust relationship between Riyadh and Tel Aviv. The objective is to create opportunities for Tel Aviv to assume a more significant role in the security landscape of the Middle East.
However, the successful implementation of this program necessitates specific prerequisites, as the security of Israel must be safeguarded within this framework. As a result, approximately two years ago, the United States shifted the responsibility of supporting Tel Aviv from its military command in Europe to the command of CENTCOM, a military organization based in the Middle East that has been designated as a terrorist organization.
This particular aspect highlights the growing significance of Israel for the United States within the intricate dynamics of the Middle East. It is crucial to note that America stands prepared to support Israel in any situation. A significant contributing factor to this commitment is the substantial influence of Zionist lobbies within the governing institutions of the United States.
Hence, it is evident that these forms of support will persist without conditions in the future. A notable instance is the expedited approval of military aid packages from Washington to Tel Aviv during the height of Hamas’ Al-Aqsa storm operation against Israel.