Which Countries Support Israel Around the World?

4 min readNov 4, 2023
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Who’s Got Israel’s Back? A Look at Israel’s Key Allies Around the Globe

Israel is no stranger to conflict, but the Jewish state also has some steadfast friends out there. While things can get heated at the UN, Israel has cultivated close ties with several major powers. Who’s got Israel’s back on the world stage? Let’s review some of the main countries supporting Israel today.

The United States: Israel’s Big Brother

The US and Israel have always been as thick as thieves. America was the first country to recognize Israel way back in 1948. Since then, the US has given Israel over $146 billion in foreign aid, more than any other country. Israel relies heavily on American military equipment and funding.

The US also uses its clout to defend Israel internationally. At the UN, the US often vetoes resolutions critical of Israel. Both Republicans and Democrats voice strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself from groups like Hamas. However, some progressive Democrats are pressing for changes in US policy towards Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

Canada: Israel’s Polite Friend to the North

Israel has called Canada one of its “best friends.” And Canada has proven it by consistently…




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