FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, relatives of new Jewish immigrants from U.S. hold a welcome sign as they wait for their arrival at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, relatives of new Jewish immigrants from U.S. hold a welcome sign as they wait for their arrival at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel.
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, relatives of new Jewish immigrants from U.S. hold a welcome sign as they wait for their arrival at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel. As concern intensifies over Iran's nuclear program and the rise of Islamist governments in the Middle East, America's top ally in the region, Israel, has become increasingly wary. Israel's security has been a U.S. foreign policy priority of both Democratic and Republican administrations since the Jewish state was created in 1948. Although small in size and population, Israel has significant influence in Washington and presidents of both parties have pledged their commitment to its defense. And it's always a potential flashpoint in a region that the U.S. depends on for oil. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)