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I am 100% behind Israel doing what they have to do to protect themselves but today I heard several people in a couple different conversations mention our obligation to protect Israel or otherwise do what ever it takes for to assure Israel's security. 

I know we are spending money to help but  the Israelites and their enemies continue to die. Israel has never been relieved of the threat that faces her 24 hours a day in spite of anything we have ever done. I know that when ever Israel tries to defend herself, the U.S. tells her to stand down or give up some land. Maybe the best way to help Israel is to quite "helping" Israel and let her make her own decisions.

I'm no foreign policy expert, but I was just thinking - If we let Israel handle her own foreign policy it might do more good for the entire region than the U.S. has been able to do. For example, back in the 60s, Israel took over  large portions of her region of the middle east in less than 6 days and they did it with what could hardly be called an air force and a ground force of what was made up of mostly farmers and other civilians. When I was in high school, I watched on TV as Israeli tanks broke through the Palestinian barricade and surrounded Arafats house within 100 feet. It turns out that Arafat had ordered a barrage of attacks on the Israeli people and the body count was rising.  The Israelis were about to turn Arafats house into rubble with him in it  but the U.S. told Israel to stand down - so they did, and later, the attacks and suicide bombings continued. 

If we really want to be a blessing to Israel, maybe we should give them their country back and let them go after their enemies just like we do. Besides, now they have a nuclear bomb and I am pretty sure that Iran (or anybody else for that matter) wouldn't feel so cavalier about wiping Israel off the map  if they knew that Israel was unleashed to defend herself. Israel has a right to self preservation and no nation or "United Nations" has the liberty to infringe on that right. Like I said, I'm no expert but if our "help" isn't really helping, maybe we should consider helping by not helping.