The USA and Congress have done things for Israel's security, Mr Obama takes credit for the acts of others and shifts blame from himself and his policies to others. There are many reasons for us to value Israel even if you exclude the value of the Holy Land to Jews and Christians. They are the most democratic and free country in the area - they are not perfect - utopia is not a choice - but they are committed to the same enlightenment values we are. They are a technological and scientific powerhouse with more products in computers, medicine and other fields like desalination and energy than most other countries large or small. Without Israel, those Palestinians who want to take over would end up like their friends in Gaza who tore down greenhouses the Israeli settlers left and now live mostly on handouts from guess who.