Some Zionists use the argument that we in the West criticize Israel more than we criticize China and Iran - literally, these Zionists are saying that China and Iran are worse than them, thereby attempting to justify their own vile behavior towards the Palestinians. They are saying that they are not as bad as China or Iran therefore should be tolerated. This thoughtless logic is one of the reasons that the Israel government is losing intellectual ground all around the world. To answer their question, I say that we criticize them because they are our friends and we hold them to a higher standard. Their current standards are a huge disappointment to us all and foretell a disaster for Israel in the future.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: Kerry calls Israeli envoy to protest legalization of West Bank outposts