Total number of comments: 12 (since 2012-06-15 03:38:51)
Grew up thinking Israelis were heroes, but slowly, over decades, came to realize what a crime has been done to the Palestinians. The Holocaust was all too real, but it was a crime committed by Europeans, against people from Europe. And yet, a people who had nothing to do with it are being punished for it because for so long they were Third World invisibles. In this sense, Zionism is a very real form of racism. At the same time, I do believe that Israel has come to exhibit a greatly disproportionate influence on the American government, so that genuine and honest debate cannot be had. In essence to challenge an evermore militant Israel is to be an anti-Semite. I support a one-state, secular Palestine that guarantees the freedom of all religions.