The US supports Israel with military help, with satellite coverage of the Middle East, and with funds. Iran would never attack Israel, not only because Israel can respond strongly, but because the US would obliterate the place. Obama is a friend of Israel but he has other objectives in the Middle East so he appears to be ambiguous. Most Jews are Democrats and pro Israel and so is Obama pro Israel in fact. In the US Jews with only 2% of the population have enormous influence so they are courted during election season. The elected politicians in the US as in Israel say what they think they have to say. The current Republican candidates for President say what they think they have to say. Bush said a lot but did little. Don’t pay them any attention. The current Republican candidates are a bunch of losers. All they have now is this Gingrich guy. What a joke he is; as was McCain and as was Bush..
Mexico: Death toll 27 after truck hits religious procession (AP)