The United States’ Relationship to Israel During the Cold War
Many believed that Jews deserved a sanctuary after the horrors that occurred during the Holocaust, …show more content…
The Soviet Union found an interest in Israel due to the political control of the Labor Party. Both the Soviet Union and the United States’ interests were battled in Israel, ultimately, choosing the United States, which forced the Soviet Union to create hostile relationships with Israel and support many Arab countries.
The United States recognition of Israel angered many Arabs and made Truman to take a defensive standpoint in Israeli-American foreign policy. This tactic step back in support recognized that the Arab countries were the United States’ main priority during the Cold War. For the first seventeen years of Israel as a state, it did not formally receive any military or economic aid from the United States government. Much of the United States public did not support the Jewish state in Palestine, which forced Israel to seek Germany and France’s military sustenance and become its primary suppliers in