Look, just because Israel happens to have, ostensibly I might add, a few more visible forms of a 'free, liberal society' than does Palestine, does not mean that because of this Israel somehow 'merits' the complete absolution and cancellation from memory of the historical and planned (from Herzl to Jabotinsky on) crime of Zionism of having ethnically cleansed, quite systematically, another people who had lived on the land for untold centuries, and far more than a millenium. No one is arguing that for a Westerner it might be easier to live in Israel than in Palestine, except, that is for the arrogant collective loss of memory and sense of impunity with which Israelis seem to go through their daily lives. The argument is about what Zionism and Israel have done, and what they continue to do.
Palestinians say 16-year-old shot in back at Shuafat refugee camp; in critical condition (Haaretz)
from the article: Only psychiatrists can explain Israel's behavior