It’s true that the US’s long history of unwavering support of Israel isn’t just about Adelson & AIPAC money and influence. But like most policy both domestic and foreign, it’s never been about the “will of the American majority” either. The US has long seen Israel as an important lynch-pin and ally in maintaining hegemony in the region. Both countries may have begun as colonial settler states (of course Israel still is) but for the US, imperial self-interest is at the root of its support for Israel, not foundation myths. The fact that so much noise is being made and money spent by the Zionist Right is due largely to trying to stop the growing ambivalence among many Americans regarding our continued unquestioning support of Israel and its treatment of Palestinians.