"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
Loyal Americans who have served in combat units with high level security clearances, actually been throughout the Mid East, lived among its people & studied US Mid East Relations for 40 years actually DO
“appreciate the importance of what's going on here”
I was very open about being an American while in the Islamic World (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey etc) and was treated with kindness, generosity & warm hospitality in the cities,villages and while traveling with the Bedouin via camel back etc.
I didn't meet with 1 single hostile encounter in the 10 - 11 months I was last there.
The question I was most frequently asked was “Why do Americans suddenly hate us?” in reference to America’s unconditional support of any Israel War Crime, atrocity, persecution of Native Palestinians etc. (facts unpublished in Major Media)
I tried to explain the sudden (1948) toxic influence of AIPAC etc on US Policy and thought shaping media on the same minds that would fall for H.G. Wells' prank : "War of the Worlds"
The Muslims couldn’t understand how so many Americans could be so egregiously deceived about people with whom the US had held good relations until 1948.
Try throwing out everything you’ve heard from CNN, Fox “News”.
& wonder why you hate people whom you’ve never met in countries to which you’ve never been.
"“There was not a single act of Arab terrorism against Americans before 1968, when the U.S. became the chief supplier of military equipment and economic aid to Israel.”
"Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can't help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East."-- John Sheehan,
You know you've won an argument with an "Israel Firster" when they howl "Anti Semite"; the "White Flag" of debate.
The only other card is the "Right" of the most powerfully armed, heavily subsidized Army of Occupation to "Defend itself" against the persecuted & targeted Inmates of the World's largest Open Air Shooting Gallery & Weapon's Testing Ground:
“The Lab”: Israel Tests Weapons, Tactics On Captive Palestinian Population”
EXCERPT “The reason is that there are massive profits to be made from testing Israeli military innovations on the more than four million Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.”CONTINUED
The majority of American Jews oppose Israel's bellicose, Right Wing War mongers who continue to enforce Plan Dalet & Israeli expansionism
“U.S. Jewish Leader Henry Siegman to Israel: Stop Killing Palestinians and End the Occupation”
U.S. Jewish Leader Henry Siegman to Israel: Stop Killing Palestinians and End the Occupation | Democracy Now!
EXCERPT “Siegman says: "The difference between Hamas and Israel is that Israel is actually implementing [a destruction policy]
“American Jews are giving up on Israel”
EXCERPT “Just 10 percent of American-Jewish voters said Israel was their highest priority when they went to the polls, according to a recent exit poll conducted by the pro-peace Israel lobby J Street. Nine out of 10 said domestic issues like job rates and health care were their top concerns.”CONTINUED
So, the Israeli government currently funds a Multi Million dollar Propaganda Industry with Top Dollar PR Instructors, Hasbara Fellowships & Hasbara Scholarships using "Megaphone" software to give the illusion of a greater number.
Remember: You're either an "Anti semite" or a "Self Hating Jew" if you don't support every Israeli crime