BizBeat Ep.128: Why does the U.S. act as a diplomatic shield for Israel?

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BizBeat Ep.128: Why does the U.S. act as a diplomatic shield for Israel?

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BizBeat Ep.128: Why does the U.S. act as a diplomatic shield for Israel?

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Israel and Palestine have seen their worst conflict since 2014. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired the United Nations Security Council on Sunday and has called for a ceasefire, but the U.S. continued to uphold its pro-Israel foreign policy despite protests across Europe, and even in America, in support of the Palestinians. CGTN’s Zheng Junfeng looks at why the U.S. is acting as a diplomatic shield for Israel.

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Why does the U.S. act as a diplomatic shield for Israel ?

BizBeat, the insight you need. I'm Zheng Junfeng

China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Friday

slammed the U.S. for postponing a UN Security Council meeting

on the Palestine-Israel issue

that was originally scheduled to open Friday

As of this recording, the worst conflict in years there

has killed 10 Israelis and at least 197 Palestinians

including 58 children

Israel's strike on a media building in Gaza shoked the world

and stocked worldwide protests against Israel

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said

"any indiscriminate targeting of civilian"

"and media structures violates international law"

but U.S. President Joe Biden says

Israel has the right to defend itself

So why the U.S. is always so pro-Israel ?

Why has every U.S. president from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden

called Israel America's closest friend ?

The official rhetoric is about "shared values"

They say Israelis have looked to the U.S.

for political inspiration and diplomatic support

Americans, in return, appreciate Israel for following

Western-styled democracy

Well, is it really that simple and pure ?

Some people believe that U.S. pro-Israel policy

is traceable to the influence of wealthy Jews in the U.S.

and the Jewish lobby on U.S. foreign policy makers

Indeed, there are over 5 million Jewish people in the U.S.

On the rich list of Forbes

there are 18 Jews in the top 40 in the U.S.

Jews dominate finance, media and Internet sectors

So do they have powerful lobbies like some say ?

Possible

But imagine, if Israel is not in the Middle East

will the U.S. find another ally in the region ?

Just like how it has Britain in Europe and Japan in Asia

Here comes the real story

The U.S. has used Israel as an instrument

for advancing its geopolitical interest in the Middle East since 1960s

In 1967, the self-proclaimed Jewish state

defeated Arab nationalism in the June War

Arab nationalism is an idea that the Arab world

should exist for the Arabs

not Jewish settlers and U.S. oil companies

Apparently, the U.S. did not like that idea

and Israel did a great service to Washington and U.S. oil interests

Ever since, Israel has become a U.S. "beachhead"

or its battlefront, in the Arab world

Israel facilitated the U.S. invasion of Iraq and Syria

and bombed Iranian military assets in Syria

It functioned as a U.S. proxy

when Pentagon was constrained by the U.S. law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

described his country as the "West's outpost in the Middle East"

So the friendship between the U.S. and Israel

is not really about "shared values"

but "shared interests"

which has helped Israel become a Middle East power

with a military that no other country there can match

It also helped the U.S. project its influence in the oil-rich gulf

where it legally has no authority

So, turning a blind eye to the Palestine-Israel issue

where Israel has an absolute advantage

becomes only natural for the U.S. to serve its hegemonism

As Canadian-based foreign policy analyst Stephen Gowans puts it

"America's political and economic interests"

"must have supremacy in the Middle East"
En ces temps d'imposture universelle, dire la vérité est un acte révolutionnaire.

George Orwell
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