Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?
User submitted stances on Israel
Cut all aid to Israel but continue to support them through trade and negotiations.
Cut ALL foreign aid to all nations INCLUDING Isreal
Cut all support and aid to Israel if they cannot come to peace with Gaza. Just because they had a State handed to them in 1967 does not mean they can kick the former residences out. Look at America, we have faces from every corner of the globe, why should we support the killing and destruction of people in the West Bank who also have a right to live where they please?
equal support for all allies including Israel
Support Israel, but make it known that, until they can acknowledge a Palestinian State, things must change.
Maintain or expand aid and involvement, but make this support contingent on measurable steps towards the peace process.
U.S. should continue to support Israel, while requiring Israel to discontinue systematically wiping out the Palestinians.
give us money for our services.
Support peaceful negotiations, and not send weapons.
I believe Israel is it's own country and should be treated as such. When asked for aid of the U.S. we should provide non-military support such as food, water and humanitarian aid. any Military interaction should occur through UN and senate approval.
Israel should get no more support than any other nation
Equal humanitarian and economic aid to both Israel and Palestine. End all military aid to both countries.
Make US support contingent on real progress in the peace effort.
Israel is a political liability. They either need to understand that they are the junior partner and take what we tell them seriously and understand that they don't have our undivided support when they act out
The U.S. is barely supporting its own citizens right now, we do not have the resources to police the globe.
The US needs to separate the notion of support from that of agreement when it comes to Israel. We should support Israel as appropriate for their defense, but must also be willing to disagree publicly with their actions.
Tie aid to peace process with Palestine
The government should cut most of the aid sent to Israel and it should recognize that Israel is capable of mistakes just like any other nation, but it should not hurt diplomatic ties with the nation. In the same sense, they should broaden their support and ties to the people of Palestine and work with various nations of the region to establish a State of Palestine.
Cut the bulk of aid and stop treating Israel as an infallible entity, but maintain strong diplomatic ties, while also forging closer ties with the people of Palestine and the surrounding areas, so as to make the establishment of a Palestinian state a more realistic goal.
Guarantee Israel's security against invasion but make aid under other circumstances contingent on curbing Settlements.
More involvement, less aid.
The U.S. should analyze Israels behavior and only help when Israel acts within reason.
The U.S. should support Israel when doing so alights with the U.S.'s own interests and promotes middle east peace, and oppose Israel when doing so is antithetical to these goals.
Make aid to Israel contingent upon its respect for human rights in the Occupied Territories.
Cut all support and aid to Israel based on their treatment of Palistiniana
Conditional aid, in regards human rights in Palestine.
Keep supporting them should they choose to be more willing to compromise with Palestine.
Each nation should support itself, Israel included.
Take a more balanced approach that includes Palestinian needs, and encourage Israel to rein in ultra conservatives.
Less involvement and an unbiased stance on all issues concerning all middle eastern situations
our support should be tied to real progress in peace talks AND israeli support of basic human rights principles.
Keep involvement at high level, but pressure Israel into diplomatic stance with Palestinians and neighbors.
America should adopt a more balanced approach that supports Palestinian self reliance and reasonable security for both Palestinians and Israelis.
support israel if they reduce their size to 1962 borders, and do away with the rothschild emblem on their flag.
Cut military aid, maintain as strong ally and customer of the us military industry. No need to give them taxpayer money to spend on weapons. Help Palestinian people with micro-financing.
Support Israel but do not fight their wars for them
Push to make Israel a state.
The US should take a more balance approach to Israel, while supporting their right to exist and defend themselves in a hostile region of the world the US should also support the creation of a Palestine state using the borders of the 1967 UN Resolution map.
consider giving them more help
We should support Israel as the ally they are. It is VERY important to continue staunch support of Israel. That should NOT include financial aid. They are a sovereign country and should fund and support their own military and economy.
Support Palestinian-Israeli peace operations but do not fund future military endeavors in Israel's part.
institute an equal stance toward both israel and palestine.
Cut support to all foreign nations except in the event of disaster or emergency. Force corporations who do business in other countries to support those countries creating a symbiotic loop. Seems obvious that a more well off country has more money to purchase products...
minimize arms support, demand IAEA survey of atomic weapons, wean foreign aide
Adopt a neutral stance towards the middle east in general, and pull back all support on either side.
Allow Israel to make their own decisions, cut all foreign aid due to being broke
Treat Israel as we do any other country that acts as it does
Israel is an important U.S. ally and has a progressive and innovative people, the U.S. should continue to support Israel to whatever level necessary to support the highest level security for its people.
Support true democracy in Israel; a bi-national state headed by Palestinian and Jewish leaders where each side has veto power of all national policies.
Israel needs to be for lack of a better term "bitch slapped" a little. Yes they have been fighting since the creation of the nation but how far is too far? If we ever want to have credibility in the Arab world we need to put limits on Israels show of power and retaliation for transgressions.
I have no problem with supporting Israel, but feel that aid should be cut if Israel continues to take actions counter to a peace treaty with Palestine.
Let them deal with their own affairs, it's what others have done with us.
Israel, as a sovereign entity should be abolished by the US and its allies. They should be forced to evacuate the area and moved to the Western countries in Europe and North America. Any war criminals should be tried. Let the Palestinians have Israel, they can't stop killing over the superstition that it's supposedly their "god" given land, even though it's not theirs. The whole things is an absurd holy war. Why do secular Jews want to live there anyway?
The US should support Israel Contingent on the condition that they cease institutional violence against the Palestinians immediately.
Let's stop supporting murder please.
We shouldn't play favorites but we shouldn't be rude either.
Drastically cut all aid that supports the unsustainable level of militarism in the region. The US should invest in sustainable business opportunities that benefit US and Israeli interests as well as Israels neighbors.
Support Israel and Palestine.
Seek honest media exposure of Israeli born Muslims and Christians, how they are treated and how they have no civil rights. This is apartheid! I would hold Israel accountable for how it treats all of its citizens - not just Jews.
Cease intervention in the region. Support Israel on her own terms.
Let them take care of their own affairs but still support them
Isreal should be treated like any other allied country that chooses to be belligerent to its neighbors, oppressive to internal minorities, and a bad reflection on us. Reduce aid, maintain diplomatic relations.
Maintain support, but insist on no new settlements being built. End support if settlements built anyway.
Keep involved but they need to also support Palestine.
Enact an agreement - continued support in exchange for unique trade opportunities (oil, other resources).
cut all aid to all foreign nations. 'Support' is cheap.
US should continue to support Israel but re-evaluate when and how to support them.
A combination of less involvement, with a cut of support and aid, as well as peace keeping talks between Palestine, Iran, and Israel.
Threaten to end aid if Israel doesn't seriously negotiate for a two-state solution with Palestine.
Cut all support and aid to Israel until they admit to war crimes and terrorism, stamp out corruption, and give Palestine its country back.
Use American aid and involvement to increase pressure on Israel to cooperate with the Palestinian authority and to limit further expansion into Palestinian areas.
No country should involve itself with the internal affairs of another. The UN should act if appropriate.
Continue support but provide unbiased media coverage and support palestine as well
Who really knows what's going on between the U.S. and Israel? These relations are all just used as leverage to win whatever war we are engaged in in order to have more control over global resources. It's like the game of 'Risk'.
End foreign aid to Israel and all foreign countries but maintain friendly relations and support their right to defend themselves
Condition aid to Israel upon the country's willingness to make the concessions necessary to start peace talks.
Continue to Support Israel, call for establishment of a Palestinian State and give aid and support there as well.
Continue to guarantee Israel's security while linking direct aid to its human rights record and good-faith involvement in the peace process.
Israel must remain a close ally. However, ALL aid must be suspended until ALL further settlement building in Palestinian lands is halted and possibly reversed. Continued settlement building, at the expense of the Palestinians destroys the peace process and chances for reconciliation.
Follow un mandates. aid for humanitarian reasons only
Stop the blind support of Israel, Stop all foreign aid, their economy is much stronger than ours. Strongly condemn Israeli strikes against unarmed women & children in Palestine & Lebanon
more aid less involvment
The U.S. spends too much money funding arm sales to Israel. This money belongs first and foremost to the United Stats citizenry. $3+ billion/year is too much to go to any country outside of the United States.
Maintain the same level of trade/diplomatic relations based upon peace and cooperation as is the status with other Middle Eastern states.
Do not get involved unless at the request of Israel's government and citizens. Imposing support is a major fault on our current system.
Demand Israel work out a 2 state agreement with the Palestinians.
Support for Israel based on their security and their active, honest pursuit of a resolution of the Palestinian issue.
Support Israel in a moral sense but not financially. WE CANNOT AFFORD IT!
Should end support and bomb Israel.
Cut all aid. Allow them to be their own nation.
Full accounting of the events from 1947 on need to be undertaken with full rights of return, reparations, and criminal prosecutions where appropriate.
Slowly cut back so they will eventually become self sufficient and not have to rely on the US.
Support diplomatically by recognizing their sovereignty
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu recently stated to the U.S. Congress that Israel no longer needed America's assistance. So why would we continue it? No, I do not support continuing support to Israel, but we can still maintain our diplomatic relations.
Insist on a resolution to the Palestine issue.
Stop all aid. and let them do whats best for them
US should stop trying to save and convert the nations the US helped destroy in the first place. Stop calling it democracy and start calling it humanity. Violence occurs because humans from other nations enter a foreign land for religious or political reasons completely disregarding the positive continuation of our species.
Business with all, alliance to none. We can support Israel's sovereignty, but taking money from the poor in the US and giving it to the rich in Israel is not foreign aid. It's thievery. We are not a Christian nation, the first amendment protects all religions and freedom of association.