posted by O-Trap
They are. No question.
But people have had a hard-on for Israel for years.
I'm sure it's because it's the same name as the nation of God's people in the Bible, but frankly, that's were the similarities end for the most part. Different borders, different government, different culture, even different religion for the most part.
The modern nation of Israel is a democracy without a state religion, same as about 99% of the countries in the world (looking at you, North Korea and Indonesia). Fewer than half of the Jews in Israel even identify as religiously Jewish. Most either observe the traditions for the sake of tradition -- Masorti -- or are are altogether secular -- Hiloni.
As such, I can't see anything outside western Christendom's obsession with biblical eschatology or nearly illiterate understanding of the books of the Prophets being the cause of it, but whether or not I'm right, it persists.
If it's just because they're allies (ah, the good ol' foreign entanglements ...), then they should be on par with other allies, but even by comparison to that lot, Israel gets an unusual benefit of the doubt.
It's like one big geopolitical performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Nut job Christians are hardon over Israel and it’s got nothing to do with supporting democracy or Judaism. It’s their obsession with end times. I would guess Israelis think they’re nuts too.
Trump did did have an awesome tweet about Talib. He said the only winner in this whole thing was her grandma who now is not forced to see her.