Israel isn't our neighbor. Israel's house isn't on fire. And the only reason a proverbial fire threatens our house, is BECAUSE of all the resentment engendered by our blind support for Israel. Also, the interests of Israel are more often in conflict with our interests than they are mutual. The US would have no reason to quarrel with Iran if it weren't for our relationship with Israel. Iran would be more than happy to sell us their oil and grant us access to their economy if we would simply behave peacefully towards them. Instead, we have been on the brink of war for decades, all because we are protecting the interests of a country whose economy is smaller than Nigeria's.