If it is already obvious to you that the American-Israeli special relationship is at least 24 centuries old and that it will last forever more, then there is no need to read further. If, on the other hand, you could benefit from a simple explanation of just how far back the connection between our two people really is, then read on. The proof of the pudding is in my back yard.
Here is a photograph I took this morning in my north American garden:
Yep, you guessed it. American Finch. This time of the year it visits rather often - it's rather partial to my sunflower seeds.
Here is a picture of the good old Hoopoe, the national bird of Israel. As usual, it comes with the Star of David in the background.
And their you have it. Hoopoe, which is the Israeli national bird, and AMERICAN finch, were allies going all the way back to the fifth century BC.
If you like this proof of just how ancient the US-Israeli partnership really is, you will no doubt appreciate the logic of Israeli archaeologists, who have just discovered the runes of King David's palace. They know for a fact that it belonged to Kind David, because "Khirbet Qeiyafa is the best example exposed to date of a fortified city from the time of King David". Proof of the pudding.