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Based on general principle of self-helping in the international system, states try to augment their power and optimize it in order to materialize their interests and objectives and if such a phenomenon won't be reachable or attainable by a sole government, states would try to maximize the power mechanism through the means of unification with other players that have common interests as well and in this process their interests would be admittedly obtained. Therefore, alliances are considered quite important since they are one of the sources of power formation in the foreign policies of states. Common threats and interests are known to be the most important parameters forming the alliances. The common interests and threats generally are understood through the conception of the governments and this understanding itself emanates from culture and identity of states. This subject is considered to be especially important in the Middle East region due to its distinguished characters. One of the most important alliances in this respect is the unity between the U.S and Israel, which is considered to be very momentous since it has considerable effects on the region and the developments that are caused as a result of such an alliance between the said states. In this article we attempt to underline and analyze the importance of common culture and identity in the formation of strategic interests of the mentioned states in the frame work of constructivism theory.