I have been to Israel quite a few times and find the country and people exciting. Like every country Israel is not perfect.I am with you Bradley. Sometimes those that are too close to whatever is happening around them leaves additudes that effect them. For those that say-- "If you find it so necessary to criticize Israel, you should just pack up and leave, and the sooner the better." and you wrote-- Nearly all of those who wrote in this vein, it turns out, live not in Israel but overseas. -- I feel sorry for them. They are blind to the fact of living and fighting for what you believe. Bradley As a newspaper person you see a lot of things as you stated that never reaches the outside. Those criticizing you are looking and hearing half truths (lies.) Bradley continue the good work.
Two Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports (AP)
from the article: Jews who want to see Jews leave Israel