The United States of Israel was on full display in the World section of the March 5 Australian.
There was the photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton standing with Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni behind identical speaking platforms bearing the words State of Israel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
There was the headline, US promises 'unshakeable' support, followed by Hillary's predictably fawning effusions: Washington's support for Israel was "unshakeable"... 'Whatever we do [with Iran] will be done thoughtfully in consultation with our friends and Israel, most particularly Israel... There is no doubt that any nation, including Israel, cannot stand idly by while its territory and people are subjected to rocket attack... We will work with the government of Israel that represents the democratic will of Israel'."
And there was the ritual visit to Yad Vashem, Jerusalem's Holocaust memorial, "where she wrote in the guestbook that the memorial represented 'the triumph of the Jewish people over murder and destruction and a reminder to all people that the lessons of the Holocaust must never be forgotten'." (John Lyons)
And occupied Palestine? Well there was something in there somewhere about "the inevitability of working toward a two-state solution" being "inescapable," but before you get too carried away, Lyons' report was accompanied by colleague Abraham Rabinovich's Jordan could be part of two-state solution, touting the notion that because Palestinian nationalism was too hot to handle ("a dangerous volcano"), it'd be real peachy if Jordan could be roped in to "ensure order" in those fragments of the West Bank surplus to Israel's requirements.