There’s in too many cases an almost knee-jerk, reflexive reaction against anything Israel does to defend itself — always considered “disproportionate” even if no one can name what a proportionate act of self-defense is — and an identification with and approbation of anything done against Israel as somehow understandable retaliation, understandably provoked or (insanely) a natural riposte. I think I know why such is the case. It’s called ignorance and a grand nescience at to the Middle East. So herein I provide my thoughts on Israel and a Middle East perspective that’s rational and realpolitik.
I also provide a primer of sorts on the validity and necessity of keeping a vigilant eye on the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the mighty First Amendment anent religious freedom, tolerance and perspective. The Founders would expect nothing less.