Catalan: You are truly generous and quite obviously not an Israeli. In Israel, there are many moderate Jews, but they are certainly not the majority. The hard right Zionists have as was the case of the Hitler Youth, quite literally brainwashed many Israeli Jews into believing the existential threat of anti-semitic, Jew hating contingents on every border and in every country. I don't know what news you've been reading other than Counterpunch but you really need to get out more. Do you even read the many reports of Jewish dissent both in the US and Israel of this pervasive and twisted narrative that the hard-liners are spouting. For much of Israel, it is no longer about being a Jew following the Judaic faith, reading the Torah or Talmudic discussion, it's about being a Jew with all it's historic baggage almost like a knee jerk reaction. Most of our Jews in the UK had never heard of the Nakba, such was their ignorance of their own history, it just isn't taught. I wasn't too thrilled to learn of the origins of my own Christian religion, but the facts spoke for themselves. We move on from seeing other people, even Hassidic communities, as being of some other worldly planetary inhabitants and simply accept our differences. That is not the case for the majority of Israelis. Wake up man , you are a world away from Israel, far too many no longer have a religion.
The world looks on as an Israeli billion dollar budget influences and designs US state laws. We wonder when the US government will take back it's own country or whether it will continue to be Israel's twisted round their little finger, lackey. It must be very humiliating for a nation to watch it's supposed government be led by the nose to serve a despotic regime answering to no-one. So much for the United States of America being the "greatest nation in the world". The US is now synonymous with destabilizing whole countries and instigating wars where there was once peace, their "interventions" being nothing more than a means to an end, regardless of the cost to human life. It really is time for the US to be engaged with at arms length only with a health warning, including it's inclusion in the UN. If the UN, who has failed millions of people around the world, will not act to curb US aggression then the UN no longer serves any useful purpose. I, along with probably millions of other people would sooner see the US estranged from all socio/economic and political engagements than continue discourse with a rogue state hell bent on Global Domination by any means. If Russia, Europe, China, Indonesia, Australia, Iran and the Indian/ South American and African continents were to offer an alternative, social and economic arrangement, there would be massive support. I can't see the US government making any attempt to change their stance, either on the vicious actions of Israel and Ukraine, or the double standards by which they support these regimes. The time is not so far off that the US voice will soon be one "in the wilderness" as they alienate themselves from ordinary people each and every day.