Not long ago President Obama told Sarkozy that France was America's best ally. Naturally the Brits were outraged as they should have been. But where does Israel stand in this ally ranking order? I don't think Israel can even be considered an ally. There are no treaties or mutual defense pacts. America's protection of Israel is all verbal and terms vary by administration. Taiwan and South Korea have guarantees. If Israel has such guarantees they should be publicized so as to ease the nervousness of all the firsters on the Hill.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel urges U.S. to reaffirm support in light of Egypt unrest