And Chinese were right. Division, many would say even outright colonization of Palestine, brought into existence a conflict that has brought suffering and hardship to both Arabs and Jews. And it certainly looks like one of those that might last for decades if not centuries. What Jews around the world need to realize is that there are many of us around the world who respect and admire them and their commitment to each other. But the occupation, treatment of Palestinians, and often condescending attitude towards non-Jews who visit Israel is like a thorn in your eye. An aggravation which simply can't let you commit to Jewish cause unconditionally.
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)
from the article: Zionism had a friend in the Far East