Rebirth (the novel) shows how Americans and Canadians joined thousands of other "Machal" (Volunteers) to help found what became the mightiest superpower in the Middle east: Israel.
And the real American supports of Israel finally had a chance to show their support last week:
The overall importance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday was not in the substance, but rather in the overwhelmingly warm ovation he received. Netanyahu could only dream of such a reception in Israel. Even his wife, Sarah, received a standing ovation when she entered the hall. The prime minister was applauded some 30 times, many of those accompanied by standing ovations. The nearly four-minute ovation he received when he entered the historic chamber was not only heard by Netanyahu, but also by President Obama, the Palestinians and the world at large. With all the talk of the country's sense of isolation, when Netanyahu spoke to the most important parliament in the world, it exuded nothing but warmth toward Israel.
(Herb Keinon - Jerusalem Post)
Bottom portion originally posted by Israel Alert.