You make many good and valid points, and I can only say I am a former Catholic, Jesuit educated, and find much despicable about that group's behavior, particularly how they buried their little boy problems for decades. I also have zero tolerance for the Christian right also and their alliance with the Likud party. Theirs is a perversion of scripture. I do have much empathy for the Palestinians. I look no further than the kill ratio in the most recent skirmish--about 170 to 3. The AIPAC folks are a convenient, but worthy target. Money is power, and they have plenty of it, along with control of Hollywood and major media outlets.
Let's revisit this subject when we get tangled up with Iran, which will happen next year. It will all be instigated by Tel Aviv in conjunction with AIPAC and the Christian right. Israel will start the bombing campaign and we will be left to clean up the mess with our boys and girls, and of course, our money.
At this point I pretty much reject all organized religions. The thing is, Zionism is not a religion. It is a political movement whose roots are found in property, money, and confiscation. I think Rabbi Weiss would agree with that statement. Try reading him.
People like you are strange and in some ways cruel in your ignorance of the millions of innocent Muslims (mainly children) who have been killed by other Muslims. You rant and hate on the Jews, who have killed fewer Muslims in their entire existence, and only in response to armed provocations (albeit one sided in strength) than got killed in a single year of fighting inside Syria. Similar numbers have died in Muslim on Muslim and Muslim on Christian violence last year (yes, we provide Egypt the same amount as Israel in financial aid under the Camp David accord), Of course then we're on to the Monstrocities perpetrated during the IRAN/ IRAQ war, all Muslim on Muslim. Oh, and before I forget, what about the attrocities commited against non Muslims in Ethiopia, Yemen and the Sudan?There are far more of them dying as I type than in all of the occupied territories x 100, Yet you folks don't show up on the message boards to protest that horrific inhumanity any more than you do about the carnage in Syria. Your indifference to these poor souls clearly identifies and confirms that you are nothing more than Jew haters. I have great sympathy for the Palestinian and Jewish People living in the middle east. When accounting for the land of Palestinia; Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, there is plenty of room for Jews and Muslims alike. It's too bad that like their European bretheren, the Palestinians won't tolerate living with Jews, leaving the Jews little choice but to fight for their right to exis and practice their faitht. Period. Pick a side Odonell, and be honest, so far, you're no arbitor of fairness here.