I guess it's not surprising, but every once in a while there a bits of light that shine through the foggy picture that Americans are given about Israel, its virtues, and its depredations. A Washington Post article scans US maneuvering and manipulation at the U.N. in behalf of Israel, a client state whose sacrosanct actions in the Middle East are woven and rewoven in US agitprop news coverage ... and can be cited as a factor in the prolonging ad nauseam the suffering and death in that part of the world.
At a personal level, it puts me in mind of the street-savvy observation that if a thing is too good to be true, it's simply not true. And the mirror-image is also worth the price of admission -- if a thing is too evil to be believed, it's not worth the energy to believe it.
In one way or another, I suppose we all have our Israels.
Both points of view, to the extent that they hold water, point back to an investigation by the person doing the observing. Who is willing to investigate their own judgments and opinions and beliefs? It takes energy and courage. Everyone might like to think they had courage, but, well ... look at the results ... in the lives of others ... and in the mirror. The price for failing to investigate is war of one kind or another.