People can argue ad infinitum about the history of the Israeli-Middle east situation, the bottom line is this: Israel exists. It is a sovereign nation. It has been under attack for 60 years, surrounded on three sides by many other nations who are dedicated toward its annihilation.
Imagine your home being the target of bullets and bombs, day after day. You are faced with a choice of dying, or fighting back. Your enemy has no interest in talking, they only want you destroyed. They make that crystal clear. No one comes to defend you. Finally, you have had enough and you start firing back with all the arms at your disposal. It’s not your intent to make it an even fight, it’s your intent to destroy them before they destroy you. You have no choice. Incredibly, public opinion is swayed by effective propaganda and people think you’re the bad guy.
Expand that scenario into a country instead of a single homestead, and you have Israel.
During his run for the presidency, while visiting Israel, Barack Obama said, “If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I would do everything to stop that, and …