Israel has existed for 27% of the time the United States has. Go to the Middle East. And tell me if you'd rather live in Iran, or Syria, or anywhere else but Israel.
It's a modern country in the midst of 13th century religious theocracies. If you're a woman or gay in Israel you have more rights than anywhere else in the region. Like the right to not be raped or killed.
The surrounding countries kill, abuse and oppress their people. They aren't to be idolized.
And Jews have always lived in Palestine, yes European Jews came back but they have claim to an Israeli homeland and the myths about the "13th Tribe" and Hebrew DNA and Ashkenazim has been disproven by science.