So too of Israel. Christianity shares a common patrimony with Judaism and without the latter there would be no Christianity. Because of this shared patrimony and because Christianity took hold of Western civilisation in Rome and then influenced it heavily and beautifully, I believe the Jews and therefore Israel ought to be included as Westerners. And Israel's opposition to the bloodthirsty Arab states which surround her, ought to be highly valued.
This is what it means to be Western and questions of race are absent. The Byzantine empire was composed of many ethnicities and what made it work was Christianity. The thread which holds Western civilisation together is Christianity. There has to be a central authority recognised by all citizens if the civilisation is to survive. This is why multiculturalism, that cult of Western self-loathing, means disaster. Multiculturalism means the extinction of Western civilisation, and yet it is a principle of all Australian government departments, and, no doubt, plenty of European governments too. Things are pretty crook.