Azbob's comments are correct. Israel isa deadweight on the progress of the US. With thecord cut Israel will drift off on its own slowly taking on water until it slowly sinks withour trace. Its original immoral blackmail to use nuclear weapons if it ever looks like loosing is an empty threat when the destruction is from within by corruption and self interest.
Syrian rebels threaten to shell government forces if prisoners' demands not met (Reuters)
from the article: Secret Israeli report: U.S. cozying up to Palestinians