The Real News Network has the video Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans.
Yes, this is a very divisive and sensitive issue, but I agree with the point of view of Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein that it is a discussion that we must have. I find it very difficult if not impossible to hold to progressive ideals and support how Israel treats people in Israel. Yes, most of the people that Israel mistreats are Palestinians, but first we have to recognize that they are people.
I have somewhat distant relatives in the Israeli military. Fortunately they are distant enough that I don’t have to confront them with the question of how they feel about shooting down unarmed civilians.