Israel is important to the US because its presence and military clout serve to keep the Middle East just this side of de-stabilization, which is the way the US likes to maintain those areas where it has what it calls “Geopolitical Interests”. Iran was supposed to be locked away safely in that box over there and Turkey in this one. Alas, they have both broken loose and the US administration is distressed to the point of annoyance with them both.
Wounded Israelis in suspected car-ramming attack in West Bank are soldiers (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S.: Turkey must prove its commitment to the West