You are correct in this article, but you neglect to mention that the opposite avails as well. You cannot report and witness on the exalted, hysterical, fanatical exploiters of others' misery- Hezbollah and other power hungry, organizations, without facing risk of retaliation. Yes, with the bizarre rightist leadership in Israel- which still compares favorably with the murderous weirdos in Iran, and the evil ones in Saudi Arabia, and the Taliban, and the likes of Cheney, and the all too many others, it is easy to hate Israel. The latter is suffering from fear. They are fear biters. They are afraid of the unthinking masses, manipulated masses who want and have wanted to annihilate Israel since 1948. By now the situation is a horrendous mess but beating on Israel, and not on what caused the situation in the first place ain't gonna produce no positive results, nohow not never. Quit that one side crap and look at holistic possibilities that are not dictated, once yet again, by Western powers whose only vision is OIL. Read history (Anglo Persian oil company history is a good start; so are the multi century exactions of the Ottoman Empire, etc, and lay off the recent history which you contemplate so blithely and blindly. I am a far left type, but I get so tired of my brothers' hysteria over proximate nonsense. There, I have said it! Now you can respond with the usual anger and fiel- just as the radical reactionaries would, only in different words. And then what, solutions involve more sides than one, especially when the ONE is self righteous.