It’s been some 27 years since i last stepped on Israeli soil. This is largely due to the oppressive nature of the government – i have indeed stopped visiting China for much the same reason – well Hong Kong excluded. It’s a shame because both my parents' brothers emigrated there many years ago and i have several cousins who still live there.
Considering Israel only exists through the persecution of its people it is ironic how the persecution and dehumanization of the Palestinians is regimented.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the Jews regard themselves as the "Chosen People”.
I don’t question the right for the Jewish people to have their own homeland; where they can avoid the myriad pogroms and persecutions that have blighted my ancestors. However, every individual in their country should be treated as equals whatever their gender, ethnicity and/or religion.