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While many Americans remain divided on the conflict between Israel and Palestine, the U.S. government is very pro-Israel. In fact, the U.S. gives more foreign aid to Israel than to any other country in the world. So why are we such big supporters of the nation? And what's in it for us?

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"Over the past century, the relationship between Israel and the United States has vacillated between strained periods of diplomatic tension and unerring support, an indication of the complex nature of American politics being divided by Zionists and Liberals."

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"Currently, 62% sympathize more with the Israelis and 18% more with the Palestinians, while 21% are neutral or unsure."

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"The close relationship between the U.S. and Israel has been one of the most salient features in U.S. foreign policy for nearly three and a half decades. The well over $3 billion in military and economic aid sent annually to Israel by Washington is rarely questioned in Congress, even by liberals who normally challenge U.S. aid to governments that engage in widespread violations of human rights-or by conservatives who usually oppose foreign aid in general."

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