David Harris, a pro-Israel Huffington Post blogger, wrote a post a few days ago called "It's Not About Israel" which makes the fairly intuitive point that Israel is not to blame for all of the Middle East conflicts and instability. He points out examples like the Iran/Iraq War as conflicts that Israel has nothing to do with. This is a completely reasonable point (in my opinion) but nevertheless some anti-Israel sentiment arose.
Before we get to the comments, if anyone reading this article is active on that thread, I have noticed the argument made by some HPers that Osama Bin Ladin and Al Queda really did attack the US on 9/11 because of Israel. If you need facts to refute this point, look at the very last comment. I included a link for statements you can use to contradict that point.
lbsaltzman Richard Pearce