The USA does not occupy another nation the way Israeli government occupies palestinian territory? lets see--> 1)1983 US invasion of Grenada 2)1989 US invasion and coup in Panama 3)2001 US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan 4)2003 US invasion and occupation of Iraq It seems you did you not do your research, and Israel does not have any colonies... while the US has had colonies- Puerto Rico, Philippines, Guam, American Samoa, etc. The only difference is... the United States wasn't directly threatened or attacked by any of these colonies... Israel is dealing with groups who constantly attack, and wish them to be removed from the area.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: N.Y. activists: Siege on Gaza isn't sweet, boycott Max Brenner