Firstly if Israel is in the ME then how could it also be Western? It's a simple geography and if one knows left and right they should be able to understand the concept.Secondly, democracy isn't a phenomenon "invented" by the West,it is widely believed that a combination of ancient Greco-Roman & Persian civilizations is a major contributor to what culturally constitutes ?West?.Considering that ?justice? was the corner stone of ancient Persian Political philosophy,the idea that ancient Persian spatial arrangement might have contributed to the evolution of the concept of democracy in the West should not be too difficult to contemplate.You should look into it & expand your vision. 3rdly, what 'loans' are talking about to Israel?They are all grants totally to app. $108 BILLION since 1949(conservatively). Dynamics change constantly in the ME, prior to the last 28-29 years, Americans considered Iran their true 'ally' in the ME, more so than Israel. That's just the volatility of the region.
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from the article: Report: Nixon feared Israeli nukes would spur arms race