... and you are writing about how you describe your friend in Israel. "...an intellectual and a kind and generous man." Just fill the blanks. That someone who seems like a really good person in a certain social context can be a callous villain in another should not come as a surprise to anybody.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Israel’s Greatest Loss: Its Moral Imagination