Thursday, April 16, 2015

Religious Fanaticism is a Huge Factor in Americans' Support for Israel - The Intercept

Religious Fanaticism is a Huge Factor in Americans' Support for Israel - The InterceptAlmost 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.”