ISRAEL - Jewish State Benefits USA

Arno Froese

“Israel did not grow strong because it had an American alliance. It acquired an American alliance because it had grown strong,” said Professor Walter Russell Mead, a leading historian of American foreign policy. He was right.

In 1948, Israel was misconstrued by the U.S. State Department as a burden upon the U.S. It believed the newborn state would be too feeble to withstand an all-out Arab military offensive.

In the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel devastated the pro-Soviet Egyptian military. […] The resounding Israeli victory spared the United States a huge economic and national security setback, and denied the USSR a geostrategic gold mine.

Twenty-five U.S. military experts went to Israel to study the lessons of the Six-Day War and examine captured Soviet military systems. Their findings upgraded the performance of the U.S. armed forces and defense industries.

In 1966 and 1989, Israel acquired MIG-21 and MIG-23 Soviet combat planes through defecting Iraqi and Syrian pilots. The planes were shared with the United States, impacting the global balance of power and enhancing the performance of the U.S. Air Force and aerospace industries.

The 1981 Israeli destruction of Iraq’s nuclear reactor—in defiance of fierce U.S. opposition—spared the U.S. the potential devastation of a nuclear confrontation during the 1991 Gulf War. In effect, it saved the pro-U.S. Arab oil-producing regimes from the jaws of Saddam Hussein.

Israel’s posture of deterrence is not growing stronger due to the recent peace accords with Arab countries. Arab countries concluded peace accords with Israel due to the fact that Israel’s posture of deterrence is growing stronger., 24 July 2022

Arno's Commentary

The excerpts we publish from the Jewish News Syndicate, authored by Yoram Ettinger, list only some of the countless advantages the US earned as a friend of Israel. 

Before 1948, it was the Soviet Union that stood behind the Jews by supplying Israel with urgently needed weapons. The US State Department assumed, “The newborn state would be too feeble to withstand an all-out Arab military offensive.” After the Six-Day War, it looked vastly different.

During the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the US put its weight behind Israel and earned invaluable information about the Soviet Union.

In August of 1990, the US attacked Iraq. Israel promised not to retaliate when Saddam Hussein sent rockets to Israel. The US supplied what was initially reported as a very effective Patriot anti-missile system, but during the period of 18 January to 28 February 1991, a total of 39 Iraqi-modified Scud missiles landed in Israel. The Patriot defense system was a total failure.

Today, Israel has developed the world’s foremost missile defense system, the Iron Dome. According to officials, it’s about 90% effective in destroying short-range rockets fired by Hezbollah in the north and by Hamas terrorists in the south. 

Israel is no longer considered “too feeble to withstand an all-out Arab military offensive.” In fact, Israel can withstand virtually any military offensive in the Middle East region.

Despite apparent internal political turmoil and exponentially-rising antisemitism worldwide, what Israel does have—as no other nation on earth—is the promise of God. “Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 31:37).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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