Thank you sir for you excellent writing. There is one other thing to consider. While Americans may ignore the actions of Israel against the Palestinians for the most part, the rest of the world is much more aware. They are creating a great deal of hatred by their actions. I was raised to respect the civic responsibility of my Jewish friends. I am so terribly disappointed and disgusted by their “state”. I work as hard as I can against all funding for that state. I feel all thinking people should do the same.