On one hand we don't need to have a position on this subject. Israel is on the other side of the world from us, has no intention of invading the US and otherwise isn't a threat to our safety. If Israel ever attempts to invade the United States, we should rethink our policy.
On the other hand, its none of our business. None. We don't have a dog in this fight. Our policy should be to inform US citizens that hanging out in Israel could be unhealthy and that this year might not be the best time to take in that Holy Land tour that you always want to go on. That's it. It's not our country. It's not even our neighborhood. It's not our business.
That whole thing in Gaza, that's a local police matter. There is no such thing as a Palestinian. There is such a thing as political Islamic terrorists who want to destroy a Jewish state. Since Israel is that Jewish state, they should take care of the situation themselves. If Jimmy Carter (the white Obama) would have butted out and let the Israelis solved their problem, instead of legitimizing the terrorists, the whole mess would have been over a generation ago. Carter was looking for a positive footnote beside his name in the pages of history and screw what's best for America and everybody else.
What about the religious significance of Israel and the blessings of the Abrahamic covenant? Well what about them? Israel as it exists today is a secular parliamentary democracy with an underlying socialist philosophy much like the rest of the western world. For arguments sake, and because it is a historical fact, lets consider the historic/religious aspect.
Some Christians believe they should support the Jews because God will bless those that bless them. Fair enough. Islam believes that the texts known as the bible are legitimate in so far as they don't contradict the Koran. The Jews of course accept that their historic texts are accurate, although most Israelis are secular and not religious according to the Torah. Do any of those books have anything to say about Israel's boarders? The Koran. NO. The Christian New Testament. NO. The Jewish Torah. Yes. What it says is:
On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites"What that breaks down to is a land area that extends from Egypt on the South to the Jordan River valley on the east, the Mediterranean on the West and The Euphrates on the North. Historically Israel has never occupied all of this land. However, the Bible says what it says and since three of the worlds major religions agree, in principle, that it is binding, so be it.
In that case, what should the US's position on Israel's boarder be? The exact same as before. So long as they stay within those binderies, we don't have a dog in this fight. We need to butt out and let the IDF handle the situation. The best thing we can do for Israel is stay home and shut up while they sort out their own issues. The US will do a better job serving Israel, our own interests, and world peace by staying home and staying quite. Need proof? Ask the Christians in Iraq. What can't find any? There were communities of Christians living there, as they had for 2,000 years before the US came in and "helped" that country. Now those that managed to avoid being killed are in hiding. Sometimes you help best by not helping.
Which is why we should let the Jews fought their own wars, managed their own territories otherwise handle their own business. These people have been fighting for close to 4,300 years. We can't solve it. We shouldn't try.