I'm sorry to tell that the average American citizen, supported by numbeous polls, is quite pro-Israel. The mood in the U.S., especially since 9/11 is very anti-Arab, anti-Muslim. Perhaps it's not fair, but American popular opinion is very much on the side of Israel. You give AIPAC much more credit than it really has.
Bennett, Deri expected to resign from Knesset, remain in cabinet under new 'Norwegian Law’ (Haaretz)
from the article: Q&A with Aluf Benn on the Palestinian statehood bid