I've been watching "House of Cards". I understand it is mainly fiction, yet as a non-American, I cannot tell real ideas within the U. S. government apart from made-up ones. In the 1st season, we hear one of the characters say —
Let me further say that I'm a strong supporter of the state of Israel.
As the most stable country in the region and our strongest ally in any peace process, because without the stability of Israel, there can be no Palestine.
— HOUSE OF CARDS (2013–2018): SEASON 1, EPISODE 2 - CHAPTER 2 - FULL TRANSCRIPT
[Edited for continuity. Emboldening added.]
Is this really something a U. S. politician could say out loud Is this an opinion that US politicians actually have? (the question is no rant in disguise - I am not approving or disapproving of those words)? Besides, how could such a belief be backed up?