Israelis and conservative Americans by contrast understand the dangers of the world and are generally the type to prepare. I think that explains the difference in a nutshell. It's not about compassion. Not about fraternity/sorority. When I spent those many years in France the French often questioned how many Americans would offer their lives for their country. I was often asked this question because I was asked military And admitted that that was my mentality as an American warriors. I know much older and much wiser and work as a physician in the United States.
Declassified docs reveal Pinochet ordered 1976 assassination of diplomat in U.S. (AP)
from the article: U.S. expat voters in Europe and Israel: One people, divided