"Israel...confirms to the world that it is more interested in being the 51st State of the United States...[T]his will only lead to more US leverage on Israel, leading to more US means of doing damage to Israel if it does not accede to its will." Methinks thou hast the world stood on its head. The reality is that Israel has 50 American colonies whose peasants toil on behalf of Israel. Billions of taxpayer dollars go to help a foreign nation amidst Congressional claims that there is not enough money for proper funding of American schools and healthcare. And since when has Israel actually acceded to anything the U.S. wanted--except for promises made, but never kept (settlement freezes). I should think that, as an American(?), you would realise this.
Merkel says refugee crisis as challenging as reunifying Germany (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. to store $800m in military gear in Israel