No doubt, when it comes to things like terrorism prevention, secret service informa- tions etc., Israel may occasionally have been quite helpful to the United States in the past. On the other hand, on exactly the same issue ("war against terror"), Israel has become a tremendous burden to the United States through her destructive, and anti-compromise policies over the past 2 decades. Make no mistake, the main reason why the United Stated is hated (Arab world) and despised (Europe and pretty much rest of the world) has been its unilateral support for right-wing and part of mainstream Israels policies, which is seen by the vast majority of world citizens as extremely unfair and immoral. President Obama is obviously eager to change that perception, whether he will succeed in doing so is a very open question today.....
Saudi police officer shot dead in the east of the kingdom (AP)
from the article: Israel can't decide its value to the U.S.