The U.S. never needed Israel, on the contrary, Israel has been a huge liability to American foreign policy in the Muslim world. Israeli influence in America is a huge stone around our necks, one that continues cost us dearly in money and influence. The fact is, that without American support, Israel would have ceased to exist as an important player in the Middle-East.
17-year-old Palestinian killed by IDF on Friday laid to rest near Ramallah (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel must tread carefully during the Arab Spring