What happened, what the border patrol in Israel did is unacceptable.
I am not anti-Israel like so many on here, and I know you are not as well, and appreciate that, but if the U.S. Border Patrol did something like this to a 'suspected Mexican drug-smuggler' or 'cartel member suspect' that turned out to be a member of the Mexican soccer team, it would be absolutely outrageous and no one, including you or me, would be trying to find justifications for it.
I support the existence of Israel, and I support my own country. But if my country's government does something unjust, or plain wrong, I do not support that action or look to excuse it. I look to try to fix it, to make my country a better place. I feel the same way about Israel. Israel is supposed to be beacon of relative freedom and prosperity in the middle-east region. It is supposed to be a place of just laws. As G-d wants it to be. If it is not that, then there is a lot of work to be done to fix that.
I don't disagree with you either, Granger, that many of the individuals with beef against are Israel are using it as a back-door attack on the U.S. and the West in general. I'm also totally against foreign aid, internationalism, and entangling alliances that are actually dragging Israel and the U.S. into each others' beefs too often.
Don't take my 'knock' on you too seriously. It is more meant to get those who have unwittingly bought into the anti-Israel propaganda to actually hear out my argument, which is actually quite different than yours, without first pre-judging it as 'another Granger argument'.
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