I honestly have no idea why we take the stand on Israel that we do. No matter what they do, we defend them. When the entire planet Earth passes a resolution condemning some action Israel has taken, we veto it every single time. Even for war crime, cluster-bombing civilians, assassinations and all manner of horrific acts, we defend them, no matter what. I really don't get it.
I do get that they have a tough situation, that they're surrounded by people who want to eliminate the state, and that they have a right to defend themselves, but we take that as a right to engage in war crimes and terrorism, which it isn't. Both parties, and all politicians in the US do it. I don't get why. All the excuses they give are bullshit.
Edit: By the way, be prepared to be blasted with accusations of anti-Semitism.
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
"I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!" -- Jerry Falwell