While, in its crimes agianst the People of Lebanon as well as the Palestinians, Israel is being unconditionally backed by the US, it is not a bad idea to remember that same Israel was behind the attcak on the USS Liberty
in 1967, killing many and serioudsy wounding hundreds of its crew members:
...At 1424 hrs, three Israeli torpedo boats attacked, raking the burning 'Liberty' with 20mm and 40mm shells. At 1431hrs an Israeli torpedo hit the 'Liberty' midship, precisely where the signals intelligence systems were located. Twenty-five more Americans died.
Israeli gunboats circled the wounded 'Liberty,' firing at crewmen trying to fight the fires. At 1515, the crew were ordered to abandon ship. The Israeli warships closed and poured machine gun fire into the crowded life rafts, sinking two. As American sailors were being massacred in cold blood, a rescue mission by US Sixth Fleet carrier aircraft was mysteriously aborted on orders from the White House.... .
Not surprisingly, Americans were never really told what had happened to "the USS Liberty".