I am not a Jew. My Democratic leanings and background studying WWII history make me pretty sympathetic to pro-Jewish issues.
However, this "Israel thing" has me a little confused. I know there is no clear right and wrong in the Middle East, but Israel just seems to be increasingly heavy handed with this Great Wall Part Deux and all. (I know, an American is throwing rocks in a glass house calling someone else heavy handed in the Middle East).
But with the terrible news today that Israeli citizens killed Arabs, I had an interesting observation. Most media outlets are calling the Israelis "extremists," whereas I feel fairly confident had they been Arabs, they would "terrorists."
That is a serious distinction. If we are going to deal with global terrorism, we need to understand it. Shame on you, New York Times, for not knowing better.