The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey is here now in Israel.
Gen. Dempsey wasted no time heading straight into meetings with the Israel Defense Forces top brass upon arriving. He also met with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and then with the President of the State of Israel Mr. Shimon Perez.
This morning Dempsey toured Vad Vashem, Israel's official holocaust memorial.
The message he touted through out was one of mutual interests between America and Israel, the deep friendship the two countries have, and then of course action on Iran.
It is true that the bond between Israel and America is very very strong. And in confronting the issue of a nuclear Iran, one can say that Europe is the missing element in pressuring Iran to alter it's course.
For some in Europe, the argument is that Israel is part of the problem.
Some of that reasoning stems from Israel's lack of going along with European thought, but one should distinguish that between this situation of nuclear weaponry in the hands of the Iranians.
And when one looks at the current statements coming out of Europe they are clear that Israel is not the issue.
Israel is facing the Iranian nuclear program and Iran's support for terrorism, more than ever.
Yesterday an alleged 10 man terror cell supposedly funded by Islamic Jihad in Syria (which means ultimately understood that the money was coming from Iran) was rounded up in the West Bank.
But the need is for cooperation with Europe alongside the cooperation that already exists with the US.
The career diplomats in Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who deal with diplomatic relations with Europe, are seemingly convinced that a clear message must be broadcast to Europe.
A nuclear Iran is a threat to you as it is to us.
Middle East Correspondent