Religion In Israeli-American Relations and Its Geopolitical Impacts

  • Birane Sene American and Caribbean Studies Laboratory, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar 5005, Senegal
Keywords: history, impact, Israel, geopolitics, relation, religion, United States, stake

Abstract

The United States was the first country to recognize Israel as a state in 1948, and the first to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017. These positions demonstrate the unbreakable bond between the two countries. This long-standing alliance can be seen in their historical background where religion is highly valued. Americans and Israelis are united by their shared values and their commitment to the widespread of democracy, prosperity, and mutual security. Religion in Israel’s support has also been a long-standing cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. While religiosity and partisanship do play a part in how Americans view each side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this unfair posture has increased strained relations between Israel and its neighbors in the one hand, and in the other, the United States  and the Arab world.

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Published
2021-04-02
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