Those of us who are Jewish and donated our allowances and Bar Mitzvah money as children to help buy trees for Israel and yearn for it to be a safe homeland where Jews are finally respected and free are totally resisting any hint that the Chosen People might be doing to Lebanon what Hitler did to Poland.
The people of Israel are still brave and wonderful.
The Jews are still idealistic and devout.
We are missing the boat here if we think that the terrible atrocities in Lebanon can be blamed on either Israelis or Jews.
Check out the Bush bureaucracy's "Clean Break" document. It is a blueprint for the invasion of Lebanon, written by Richard Perle, Douglas Feith et al. and handed down to the Prime Minister of Israel way back in 1996!
Check out the bombing of Afghanistan by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. The exact same M.O. Check out GWB's "Shock and Awe" over Baghdad in 2003. A perfect match. Read Hassan El-Najjar's book "The Gulf War: Overreaction and Excessiveness". George H.W. Bush was up to these same tricks even back in 1991!
The Israelis and the Jews are being used as cats-paws. Don't hate Israelis and Jews -- or Americans either for that matter -- for the horrors done in their names. Of course you can be rather annoyed with them for being so stupid as to be lead by the nose. Go ahead. They deserve it. But it's time we started pointing our fingers at the the real culprits here.
It's time we stopped savaging the already-highly-tarnished reputation of Israelis and Jews -- and Americans too -- and started putting the Bush gang in jail.
Link to the text of "A Clean Break": http://www.iasps.org/strat1.htm