I wonder if those who keep pushing Israel to give up more land for either peace or a piece of paper read MEMRI and Khaled Abu Toameh's articles. I recently read an article by Yehuda Kurtzer, below. It reminds me of an experience my friends and I had in HS when the NY Times wrote an article about Bronx HS of Science: we wondered whether the reporter went to the wrong school. I remain skeptical of newspaper reports and of blogs.
In Academia the problem is not that Israel has or will have "cheerleaders"; the problem is 500 people demonstrating in front of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University against Israel after marching down Nassau street shouting: "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free". Neither the residents of the town, nor the students and faculty of the university have recently heard anything good about Israel, the Jew of nations. Without historical or factual context, they assume that holding Israel to a standard demanded of no other country, including the US; finding Israel guilty of human rights violations; continually focussing on Israel in the UN while there is genocide and honor killings around the world; making Jews in cities and on campuses around the world...will lead to peace in the Middle East. If you look at a map and read news reports, you can easily see that Israel stands between the free world and tyranny. For Greece, a NATO ally, Israel is truly their only defense from the Middle East.
First there was propaganda which made Jews into animals; then they were herded into cattle cars and branded like cattle. Millions of Christians also died in the Shoah. Unfortunately, the Jews are the proverbial canaries in the coal mines.
The leadership of the Jewish and every truly religious community and the leadership of our universities and our country must stand up now for Israel, the best Ally the US has ever had. The alternative is very bleak. And do not kid yourself; Islamists' goal is to destroy western civilization. No one in the US will be safe.