Maybe we need a long public conversation about Israel between @IlhanMN@twitter.com & @RepSchneider@twitter.com. Instead we just have groups talking past each other, believing whatever they want, mischaracterizing each other's positions, and reality for most being defined by audience access.
I think that's what a public conversation would prove, perhaps eliminating the justification for massive US support for them.
We support Israel for many reasons:
1. AIPAC/wealthy Jewish voters
2. Need for ally in the region
3. If we go away, Iran launches WMDs at Israel, and WWIII is a go
I am more of a "let the world solve its own problems" guy at heart, but if adhered to dogmatically, this policy would result in war breaking out worldwide overnight.
I view the present situation as collateral damage from:
1. Roman occupation
2. The Stone gang
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