1. Would Israel be able to survive since the US gives Israel more foreign that any country.
Yes, but it's economy would start to weaken greatly and would likely be forced to make trade agreements with it's surrounding nation. Remember what happened to China when they reverted to isolationism?
2. Would more of the Arab/Muslim world turn more Pro-American?
It would improve slightly. But there would still be American hatred because the US continued to support the corrupt regimes in many of the oil rich nations such as Saudi Arabia. Also, Arabs view the war on Iraq not as freeing the Iraqi's, but for the US' own strategic and economic interests, OIL.
3. Would Arial Sharon start nuking everyone?
That's a little extreme, unless his mind cracks.
4. Would it make the middle east more stable?
In the Israeli conflict, yes. Israel's political stand would greatly deteriorate. However, Israel would still be hated because it continued to occupy the Palestinian territories. However, just the US dropping relations with Israel, would calm things down. So in that sense, yes the conflict would stabilize slightly. Israel would be forced to become more cooperative with it's surrounding neighbors inorder to survive economically and politically. Right now, the only Arab nations that have economic and political ties with Israel are Egypt and Jordan. The Gulf nations are GREATLY influenced by the US, and that is what will continue the hatred.
The Arab world has basically fallen behind much of the world in terms of economic & social development & they are very jealous & resentful of Western economic & military progress. Anti-Western hatred & resentment would remain the Arab world, albeit without the convenient excuse of Israeli support.
That's entirely false. This has NOTHING to do with jealousy especially since there are many Arab nation's economies are based on America's capital system. One thing you don't realize is ties between the Arab nations and Germany, France, Switzerland, and other Western European countries (which are economically strong, and have strong militaries except for Switzerland) is extremely strong. This has nothing to do with jealousy. Just the US and the UK, although mostly the US. Lebanon's government, police system, among other things are based greatly on the French system. Not to mention, that Lebanon, Israel's northern neighbor has been a democracy since Lebanon gained it's independence in 1920. Infact, it was TOO democratic. That's one of the reasons why the Civil War was started. Too much freedom. People voiced each others views, and that's what sparked the conflict.
Anyways, that's a different story.
[Edited 2003-04-15 01:53:37]
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