Take off your blinders and your liberal hat for a moment....you cannot compare Israel with the South of the U.S. The south was not under threat of terrorism and death just because they were southerners...you seem to forget the most important part of this equation...SURVIVAL... and the reason Israel has to take these measures. The palestinians are out for blood and death and the destruction of Israel..do you need a hit on the head to understand this? Measures have to be taken for survival whether you like it or not..the olive branch has been extended to the palestinians over and over and in return Israel receives a bomb. Wake up...grow up and realize what Israel is up against. Do you want Israel to survive?...with your views I doubt it.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: 28 kilometers of distilled apartheid