He could take each issue on its merits. He could be a fierce, uncompromising critic of Israel, and champion of the Palestinians and still realize that the Iranian leaders do want to wipe Israel off the map, physically, not just metaphorically. Most partisans on talkback take their opinions as a package, for instance, If you hate Israel you must support Iran and minimize their threats, you must accept all Palestinian propaganda unquestionable.
U.S. to deliver 8 advanced F-16s to Egypt on July 30-31, U.S. embassy in Cairo says (Reuters)
from the article: Despite criticism of Israel, Hitchens was ardent foe of anti-Semitism