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Published: Thursday, April 10 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

I am baffled by the barrage of anti-Israel rhetoric and the number of people in this country who are buying into the "Israel is the world's bad guy" mentality.

Radical Islamists attacked our county on 9/11. They were not from Israel. It was not Israel's fault.

In fact most the atrocities in the world today are perpetrated by Israel's enemies.

Israel has neighbors who think the Nazi's didn't go far enough and would like to finish the job. They want not only the country of Israel gone, but all the people of Israel dead. It kills me to hear fellow American's, and our government leaders, siding with radical hateful countries/people.

It is indefensible.

FYI Israel trucks in over 10,000 tons of humanitarian supplies to Palestine every month and allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinian people into Israel to receive medical treatment annually. In return, Palestine denies Israel's right to exist, declares itself to be an enemy of Israel, and seeks the destruction of Israel.

So which country is living the Golden Rule? (Hint: It ain't Palestine)

Wonder
Provo, UT

I don't think Israel is the bad guy, and I do think they are our biggest ally in the Middle East, but Israel's national interest and ours don't always mesh 100%. It's not really siding with their enemies to expect certain behavior from Israel, especially since we give them over $3 billion (with a "b") a year in aid. They shouldn't be dictating policy to the United States.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

We need to take the defense department gold card away from israel. Maybe it can learn to get along with the neighbours on it's own.

1covey
Salt Lake City, UT

Israel is not perfect; it just seems that way when you look at other countries. The US has room for improvement as well.

slcdenizen
t-ville, UT

If several groups of Americans were to consistently commit terrorist acts against Mexico or Canada and be lauded by their countrymen rather than condemned and imprisoned, then any claims for international recognition would have to be ignored for the sake of justice. If a people or country desire international sympathy and to have their plight recognized, it should be requisite for that people to show their best efforts at protecting minorities, dissenters, and religious rights for all. Terrorism should be condemned without hesitancy, not justified due to the circumstances. In this regard, unfortunately, Palestine has fallen far short. The "progressive" attempts at seeking justice for Palestinians is misguided, short-sighted, and quite frankly, vain.

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