"Our reps in U.S."? Are you talking about AIPAC? "That ought to make them respect us more and stop playing games with Israel"? Who? Americans? The U.S.? Or Israel? Personally, I'd like to see "our representatives" put an end to the biggest single contradiction to American values in the entire history of the United States; which is its blind support of Israel despite its blatant defiance of not only international law, but of basic human rights, justice, and moral values. Meanwhile my friend, you seem to be confusing the U.S. with Israel, which as an American I find highly offensive.
Jerusalem light rail conductors striking over new train schedule (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel: Turkey aligning with Muslim world at our expense