Peace In The Middle East

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At the root of a nation’s security is its ability to create and maintain allies that will help insure peace, safety and the survival of the state - especially in a seemingly anarchic international arena. The United States has strategically chosen the nation of Israel as one of its allies. Whether this choice stems from an ideal American rapport with the most stable democratic nation in the Middle East, or from shared values and interests, such as security, education, democracy and independence, it has been said (by numerous American presidents) and proven that Israel can be confident in a lasting friendship with the United States.

Embedded in the proclaimed support for Israel is the American interest in Israeli peace. However, under current circumstances, Israeli peace can only materialized when Arab-Israeli peace is attained, as Arab-Israeli tensions directly threaten stability in the Middle East. This instability is highly problematic because an unstable Middle East is a dangerous Middle East, especially from the American perspective. President Obama articulated it best when he said, “the lack of a resolution to this problem provides an excuse for anti-American militant jihadists to engage in inexcusable action and so we have a national security interest in solving
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national security. The entire Middle East has an impact as Middle Eastern peace and rest is a requirement for assured American national security. This breaks down into two divisions: U.S. – Middle East relations being crucial to American national security, and U.S. – Middle East relations being contingent on Arab-Israeli relations and American policies. The lack of Arab approval of American policies, regarding Arab-Israeli issues, can easily give rise to militant terrorist groups and other violent non-state actors, and create an atmosphere in which they can flourish, resulting in a direct threat to U.S. national

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