Israel has a really powerful lobby - there is a really good book on this subject:<br />
"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" by Mearsheimer and Walt, political scientists at the University of Chicago and Harvard, respectively.
For USA logistics are very very important. They want a pro USA voice in the Middle East, it's amoral selfishness and disgusting.
Its like Christopher Columbus rediscovers the Middle East-part II-The American way. So fuggin' sad : ( It is sickening thought.
Loaded question.<br />
the Isrealis have a small sliver of land and aren't welcome elsewhere. The Palestinians have the opportunity to "blend" into other populations around them over time.<br />
So you either accept that the Israeli population has to die, or that the Palestinians will eventually go live elsewhere.<br />
Note that it didn't have to be that way - the Palestinians could have blended into Israel - but they decided to engage in things like blowing up buses and markets. You do things like that as a people, you have to expect that the other side is going to build a wall around you.
They have their own country to defend and those folks want to destroy it. There you go. Are they really practicing ethnic cleansing, or are you just mad because you think the Palestinians should have free run of Palistine? Or is it that you harbor some horrible hatred of your own?
why do you support plo terrorists?