Religious Fanaticism is a Huge Factor in Americans’ Support for Israel

This is rather extraordinary.

By Glenn Greenwald

The Intercept.Com

A new poll from Bloomberg Politics contains a finding that, if you really think about it, is quite remarkable:

Almost half of all Americans want to support Israel even if its interests diverge from the interests of their own country. Only a minority of Americans (47 percent) say that their country should pursue their own interests over supporting Israel’s when the two choices collide. It’s the ultimate violation of George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address warning that “nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded. … The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.”

It is inconceivable that a substantial portion of Americans would want to support any other foreign country even where doing so was contrary to U.S. interests. Only Israel commands anything near that level of devoted, self-sacrificing fervor on the part of Americans. So it’s certainly worth asking what accounts for this bizarre aspect of American public opinion.

The answer should make everyone quite uncomfortable: it’s religious fanaticism.


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  1. This is down to non-stop media propaganda in the US not just down to basic US religious Fundamentalism . 6 Jewish companies control 94 % of the media that includes -films -news -adverts you name it . Day in day out its -“protect the “Holy Land ” from the evil Mooozlems they are responsible for all the troubles in the US and abroad -kill,em make Israel a “holy place” for Hebrews only it is the will of Yahweh and if you read the Jewish version -its destroy all goyim written in their “holy ” books but US citizens are hidden from the Truth and always will be as we speak a US Truth Teller has had all his posts removed and castigated for being “anti-semitic ” on Facebook . It takes Americans to click on non -Jewish influenced websites of news channels and info channels like Attack The System and other ones I could mention to get at the Truth.

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