And The New York Times is pretty quick to rewrite history. U.S. Vice President Biden wasn't here "in an act of friendship to Israel." He was here to bamboozle us into committing to the American "establish a Palestinian sic state NOW" agenda.
U.S. President Obama promised the Arabs that new state in what's just a few months from now. Since he's President of the United States and not dictator of Israel, I suggest he start surveying and preparing some territory in Utah, Wyoming or some other rather underpopulated area he does control. Obama has so much empty land available for settlement, he can give the Arabs a state much larger than our Jewish Holy Land.
On Shabbat we just read Parshat Shavua, Weekly Torah Portion לך לך Lech Lecha, Go for Your Own Sake. This is the portion of the Bible, Genesis 12:1-17:27, where G-d orders Abra(ha)m to just start walking "to the land which I will show you."
א וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-אַבְרָם, לֶךְ-לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ. 1 Now the LORD said unto Abram: 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee.
ב וְאֶעֶשְׂךָ, לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל, וַאֲבָרֶכְךָ, וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ; וֶהְיֵה, בְּרָכָה. 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.
ג וַאֲבָרְכָה, מְבָרְכֶיךָ, וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ, אָאֹר; וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ, כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה. 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'
This was a major act of faith for Abra(ha)m. But we know history, and history has taught us that we can only rely on G-d, not on any foreign power. We have no reliable human allies. They may call themselves "friends," but push comes to shove and they're shoving us into even more danger.