The principles of the US constitution are antithetical to Israel's OCCUPATION and land-grabs, illegal under international law, and in conflict with basic morality starting with "thou shalt not covet, steal, bear false witness against thy neighbour, murder. America has certainly declined in global esteem to the degree that she has abandoned the principles of her constitution which made her a moral giant in the world. Not perfect, but relatively so. No more: ruined by her Christian Zionists and their vote-followers in Congress and the White house.
Palestinian reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers after approaching Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: Envoy to U.S. Michael Oren denies saying Israel, U.S. drifting apart