Response to an article
First - Israel is NOT the " No. 1 recipient of U.S. foreign aid". That should be Iraq and Afganistan. Trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives.
Starting during the Vietnam war, Israel rightly claims that not one American soldier risks his life in defending Israel. That is a big point.
Second - in response to "warmonkey" - why are you so "outraged" for "supporting the interests of another Nation"? Huh? Response 1 is that we support the interests of other nations when it is in line with US interests. Response 2 is that the USA is a democracy and support of Israel is the opinion of the overwhelming vast majority of its citizens. Everything else you say is just un-nuanced propaganda.
Response to "go4dan0" is simple. Again you are wrong in so many ways. First, the armistice lines of 1949 were not recognized as borders by any nation. If and when the Arabs return to the negotiation table and resolve the borders and recognize the existence of Israel, then you can claim "illegal". In Arab eyes, the mere existence of Israel is "illegal". And Israel has vowed not to be the first to introduce nuclear weapons to the region, so they will do so in response to another nation doing so first.
And Mr Reid brings the old "apartheid" accusation - this falsehood has been rebuffed many times.
It has been shown many times that Israel is the ONLY full democracy in the region, with many Arab and Druse and other citizens who vote and have full rights. I don't want to get into a digression here, but this is also an accusation with no merit.
If Israel is an "apartheid" then what is Saudi Arabia or Iran?