Oil drives our Israel policy: New government documents reveal a very different history of America and the Middle East – Irene Gendzier/Salon.com
The protection of American oil interests has been at the heart of U.S. policies for decades
The role of the United States in the Arab-Israeli conflict is an inextricable part of history in this region. Confronting that role is indispensable to understanding both U.S. policy in the conflict and its course. A knowledge of the foundation of U.S. policy in the Middle East in the postwar years is indispensable to an understanding of current U.S. policies in the Middle East in which oil, Palestine, and Israel play such significant roles.