The United States appears to be marching in lockstep with the Israeli government's extremist surge with the likely confirmation of David Friedman, President Donald Trump's choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel.
Far be it for Gary Cohn or Bannon (protégé of Andrew Breitbart, a stalwart Israeli sympathizer) to advise the emperor to stem the "rightward" tide from rolling on.
Israel has no influence on the US. It is one of only a few remaining US allies. It's a tiny country, roughly the size of New Jersey, and it is not one of the oil-producing nations. Keep in mind that the US has been one of the three leading providers of weapons to the oil-producing states with which we periodically engage in oil wars -- the same states that seek the destruction of Israel, to establish a 100% pure Moslem Mideast.
What we've been watching since the 1980s is much bigger, and amounts to a corporate right wing (fascist) takeover of the Western world. To understand how pervasive the right wing ideology is in the US, we would have to recognize how far to the right US liberals have drifted, especially on core socioeconomic issues. What we've been watching amounts to a corporate takeover of the Western nations while effectively selling (what meets the definition of) class-based fascism. In the US alone, our govt. has successfully redistributed several trillion taxpayer dollars to the top, to corporate and financial powers. I personally think it's too late to change course, while knowing that many would disagree.
Lotta rich Jews in Jersey who pretend for the sake of the system that the two parties are independent of one another. Can't afford to offend them, and with eleven R's on the committee he was never not going to pass. The system is completely gamed, and most people-- including the majority of the posters on this site-- either don't get it or don't want to (so they're stuck in a game of "let's pretend").