I don't think so. Certainly it is not in our national interest, but importantly, it is not in our ethical or moral interest either. Israel is not a particularly democratic state--it gave up its right to that label some time ago. To maintain its status as a "Jewish State" (which sounded OK a couple of generations ago), it has to be anti-democratic by definition. And it certainly is that in practice. What it should be is simply a country that is very welcoming to Jews from around the world, period! And it has evolved into a very theocratic state. Fundamentalist theocratic state at that. Not very attractive philosophically in 2009. History, dear Israel, has passed you by.
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, in blow to U.S. plan (Reuters)
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