Victor David Hanson salutes the people of Israel — and the vast majority of Americans who support them. He first notes our strong social and political similarities, then writes this:
Such political and social similarities count for a great deal among Americans. Yet there is still something more about Israel that gives it precedence in the American psyche, above other tiny democratic societies, such as Holland, Belgium, or Costa Rica. Israel is still a confident and muscular state, one that has faith in its own values and the willingness to defend itself against great odds, both military and political.
And you know what else? We just plain like the underdog.