It sounds like the old Vatican dictum "Pay, pray, and obey". After years of defending Israel to non-Jewish friends, I've given up. Some of this present government's actions are so egregiously bad, there's no way I can defend them without appearing brain-dead.
Three minors arrested in Jaffa for throwing rocks at a bus; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Michael Oren urges U.S. Jews to defend Israel against aggressors