"the biggest impediment to both the reform of Islam and peace in the Middle East that Americans have the ability to remove, is our support for a militant Jewish ideology that few Arabs and Muslims have ever accepted."
Phil, you finally said it. You have been making your way to this statement for several years. Congratulations.
You also said "Americans have the ability to remove (is) our support for a militant Jewish ideology that few Arabs and Muslims have ever accepted. " This is indeed the elephant in the room, the emperor with no clothes. It does not account for the entire problem but it is highly significant.
At least in these pages we are analyzing "the militant Jewish ideology" with unprecedented honesty and clarity, but this openness is still not found in the MSM. Similarly, the MSM does not allow us to ask the questions "Why did they attack us on 9/11?" or "Why did they attack Charlie Hebdo?" or "Why did ISIS attack Paris?" The MSM usually glosses over these answers with simple platitudes about our freedom and Western morals not being acceptable to Muslims. It is taboo to mention Israel in this context, except as another victim of Islam.
The reason why the MSM avoids asking the questions above and fails to explore the causes and effects of Militant Jewish Ideology is because ultimately many Jews and others in the MSM realize that the answers will not reflect well upon the reputation of Israel, the integrity of her supporters, and the honesty of the MSM. But it is becoming abundantly clear that our national failure to analyze the elephant in the room (Israel) is causing us severe problems that are compounding daily.
The problem of course is in essence that we are not defining the problems with us or with Islam that cause the pathology behind the war against us. In other words, who are we fighting, why are we fighting them, why do they hate us and how can we plan to heal this wound? We simply cannot get into detail about these issues without inciting the wrath of most Israelis and their supporters. Too many in the MSM are reluctant to expose themselves to this hostility, either because of personal bias or because of fear of the consequences. This lack of integrity is astounding and its existence is also suppressed.