Justin Raimondo has a pretty average article about Israel.
But one of the comments in there caught my eye, and I will quote it in full.
Years ago, a friend of mine invited me to a concert given by a Jewish choral group she belonged to. The concert was of Israeli music, and was given in a majestic classical hall, with soaring tones and emotions; it was quite a beautiful event. But at the very end, something weird happened. Well, I thought it was weird, but no one else seemed to notice. From the stage, they asked us all to stand, in deference, while they performed the Israeli national anthem. I waited for them to announce the US national anthem as well. As a hockey fan, I understood the idea of playing two national anthems and standing for both. But this was different. The US national anthem was never played, yet everyone in the audience stood at attention for the Israeli national anthem. I couldn't understand. WHY WOULD WE STAND AT ATTENTION FOR ANOTHER NATION'S NATIONAL ANTHEM WITHOUT OUR OWN BEING PLAYED?
It took me a long time to understand what I experienced that day - that many Americans have strangely confused loyalties over Israel. As an Irish American, I could partially understand this. Back in the day, IRA sympathies led many in the American Irish community to have conflicted loyalties, but even so, it was hard for me to imagine Americans standing at attention for the Irish National Anthem alone at a major public event. I suppose that must have happened, though I never experienced it.
I've wondered since then if I just hallucinated and maybe the US anthem was played and I just missed it or didn't remember it. But more and more it's become clear that a lot of Americans need to rethink about Israel, need to clarify their loyalties. Yes, it's fine to support Israel. Hardly anyone questions that. But when support becomes conflicted loyalty, then there is a serious problem. Most of us would recognize this issue if we could just talk about it honestly and openly, without dreading the accusations of 'anti-semite'.
I think this nails it.
It is fine to support Israel as an American citizen, but there is a line that should not be crossed.
And, just as a closing statement, I was disgusted that some idiots in the audience at the latest AIPAC treason fest were waving American flags.
I don't know whether to cry or laugh anymore.