I'm serious now. Like many of you, I'm pretty well-informed on major political issues, but I have never understood this one. Why do the 2 parties compete for who loves Israel more? Why is that country chosen as our ally by politicians and why does much of our middle-east foreign policy focus around protecting them? (The most obvious example being "we can't let Iran research nuclear technology or else they might threaten poor Israel, who by the way already has nukes")
Of course, politicians are spineless and, while I don't know their exact reasoning, it is probably easy to find. The more important question to be is: why do so many Americans buy this? What do THEY have invested into an arbitrary middle-eastern country?