I understand that liberal media have made it cool to scapegoat Israel. This, of course, allows those of European ancestry to maintain their long tradition of anti-Jewish sentiment, albeit couched in more “refined” terms. But consider another perspective:
Israel is a tiny country, the sole Jewish nation – historic and modern nation of the Jews – surrounded by vast, oil-rich Arab nations, each of which are heavily armed by China, Russia AND America. (note: This fact makes America a rather shabby excuse of an ally to Israel.) Consistent with the attitudes of Medieval Europe, we seem to attribute supernatural powers to Jews, and to the tiny country of Israel, and we condemn them for everything the Arab states do to wipe out the Jews.
Israel’s sole – but vital – use to the US is as a landing base for troops fighting our periodic oil wars. US political careers depend on ensuring an abundant supply of affordable fuel to our middle class. US oil corporations, vital to the wealth of the wealthiest few in the Mideast, remain a cause of constant Mideast conflict which, of course, tends to be aimed at Israel – America’s military landing base.
No question, this is a tremendously complex issue, and we are a sound-byte society. But it would be in the best interests of Americans to take some time to actually learn about these complex issues, rather than merely jerking their knees at Israel.