Why does the US support the Israel so very much? What is it about Israel? I am extremely naive when it comes to politics and I have no idea WHY Israel was formed or why the US wants a Jewish state in the middle east. I also dont understand why the middle east seems to be opposed to Israel. Can someone explain? Ps. I know this sounds stupid and an outspoken atheist like myself probably should have some knowledge of religion and politics in the middle east; but besides being somewhat lazy about politics, I also have the excuse of being 18. International policy is obviously not central in my mind at this age, however I do apologise if I made anyone facepalm on reading my question.