Historically speaking, were it not for the Western powers, Israel would not have been created, nor existed. The arab world however never need the west in order to exist. Were it not for the aquiescence of and collaboration by the West, the settlements would have been gone and you with them.
Clashes in Nabi Saleh leave soldier, officer and Palestinian lightly wounded (Haaretz)
from the article: Ari Shavit / Israel needs legitimacy to wage war and peace