OK. The thing is, I see this as having absolutely NO relevance to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. America doesn't accept humanitarian atrocity on the basis of religious comparisons. As pointed out, what's happening there also breaks pretty much every single fundamental belief upon which America is founded. And, as Bob From Delaware points out, the current direction may well be leading to a more violent future - which may not be the most important issue, but is certainly something that should contribute to our foreign policy, especially when it would be so trivial to stop this. I see it as a crime that we support the ongoing criminal action when we CAN end that without violence. In fact, we would have the praise and cooperation of the entire world in doing so. Even Israel is not unified behind this continuing atrocity.