Americans have access to the great majority of opinions and writings from around the world and take advantage of that freedom of information; it's called the 1st amendment to our constitution. Look at all of the postings that berate Israel and show me those that you think are enlightened and then show me those that criticize the arabs...I didn't see any worth even a mention. That is typical of the left here in the United States who believe that if they can muster enough people in the streets and shout down those they disagree with then there is no opposing viewpoint. And please don't try to submarine me with a claim to being a "Christian" in an attempt to torpedo what I said in my post; I am very aware of the suppression of christians in Lebanon by islamists. As far as European voices of 'reason'...I take them with a grain of salt; they compromised and appeased Hitler right into power then lamented 'how could this have happened?' after the fact and are doing the same today with Islam. There is a fundamental disconnect that is occurring but it is not between the US and Israel, it is between our left and their absolutely incomrehensible solidarity with Islam and the majority of Americans are done taking to both of them; they are both ideological and dangerous.
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