Reading Critique VI

Reading Critique VI - Mohamed Rajani Dr. Anita Rapone HON...

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Mohamed Rajani Dr. Anita Rapone HON 308 March 24, 2009 Reading Critique VI It is widely known that the United States is the largest contributor to the growth and development of the state of Israel. Likewise, Israel is seen as the United States’ staunchest ally in the Middle East, and perhaps in the world. The support, underscored by the United States’ relentless political siding with Israel, has come in the form of massive military and economic aid. Conventional wisdom suggests that the support for Israel was a strategic move on the part of the U.S. to safeguard, and further, its interests in the Middle East. But a relationship as complex and under as much scrutiny as between the U.S. and Israel requires a deeper understanding to explore the underlying reasons behind this “special relationship.” Noam Chomsky, author of 1983 book The Fateful Triangle, gives an extensive historical account of this special relationship, particularly in the second chapter, “The Origins of the ‘Special Relationship’.” The U.S., he iterates, made effective use of its veto power in the United Nations’ Security Council to safeguard Israel’s interests, citing the Security Council’s
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