The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobbying group, released a statement over the weekend lacing into President Obama for what it calls "escalated rhetoric" on the part of the administration in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's push for new housing units in East Jerusalem. "The Obama Administration's recent statements regarding the U.S. relationship with Israel are a matter of serious concern. AIPAC calls on the Administration to take immediate steps to defuse the tension with the Jewish State," according to the statement. "The Administration should make a conscious effort to move away from public demands and unilateral deadlines directed at Israel, with whom the United States shares basic, fundamental, and strategic interests." What would be the reaction if Iran's lobby group told Obama to move away from public demands and unilateral deadlines at Israel? It is time for the US to fully examine its blind attachment to Israel, and treat them as any other country... Israel is not the ally of the US, the US has been the ally of Israel. What has Israel ever done to actually help the US apart from buying weapons that feed the coffers of the military industrial complex?