We are all missing the point. Whether the US has pilots who have experienced fire and the Israeli's don't, or vica versa is really besides the point. Pilots from every airforce in the world would prefer, given the choice, not to have to deal with anti aircraft fire - why the Israelis should be expected to different then the others is bizarre.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. official: Arming of Hezbollah could spark Israel-Syria war