There was a thread on here about Israel/Palestine last year, near the start of the Iraq War, in which I was heavily critical of Israel. Since then, I have read quite a lot the conflict there and I would like to reaffirm my position that the Israelis are a pack of dogs. Nah, just kidding. I would like to admit I was totally wrong in my views and apologize for some of the things I wrote. Not that holding an incorrect opinion really requires an apology, but being wrong on Israel, I think, is an affront to the hundreds of innocents that have been slaughtered there by the mindless blood-cult of Palestinian Islam inspired terror. Opening up Yahoo today, I find a News headline called, "Palestinians Die From Israeli Gunfire", by Ali Daraghmeh. That's definitely an Arab name, and most likely a Palestinian. No suprise then to see him refer to Palestinian "militants", like Hamas, rather than calling them what they are, terrorists. What other name could possibly be appropriate for heartless thugs that employ as their primary means of achieving political goals the targeting of innocent civilians? Indeed, whose 'political' goal itself is the complete destruction of not only a political state, but of an entire people, Israel and the Jews. Calling them 'militants' gives them a legitimacy that is completely undeserved and opens the door for ascribing moral equivalency to the their (the terrorists') actions and the response of the Israeli military. The latter, disgustingly, is something that is routinely done, not only in thinly veiled 'objective' news reports like the above but my serious academics throughout the world.