The USA does not need Israel, Israel needs the USA. (Israel wouldn't be able to survive without US weapons) Israel is the occupier Czechoslovakia wasn't, Israel has nukes Czechoslovakia didn't, Israel thinks they are superior because they believe the land was promised to them because of a book Czechoslovakia didn't. The Palestinians would be a better comparsison with the Czechs than Israel ever could be.
Egypt says verdict in Al-Jazeera case expected Saturday (AP)
from the article: On eve of Obama-Netanyahu meeting, Abbas offers Jerusalem compromise