Although this continues to be off-topic, I feel compelled to respond...
WGW2707, your "assessment" of the history of the state of Israel is flawed and misleading.
Since the state's inception in 1948, it has been attacked by Arab nations (including "moderates") twice - once in 1967 and once in 1973. In both of those conflicts, the Israeli armed forces beat back these impossibly larger invaders, asserting its control over territories required for its security. The loss of the war (and the economic incentives provided by the US) are the only reasons why Egypt and Jordan made peace with Israel in the first place. This prevented other Arab countries from invading Israel effectively (as they would have to stage in Jordan/Egypt). Syria is only kept at bay by the Israeli control of the Golan Heights.
So, those two bloody conflicts, in which Israel defended itself - along withthe support of the US, were successful at creating a peace between it and its neighbors.
Once the Israeli state became too militarily powerful to defeat in a traditional conflict, those nations that sought its destruction turned to the only remaining force: radical Islam. By manipulating the suffering of the Palestinians, they have waged a war of attrition against Israel unparalleled in the modern world. They have used poverty and religion to send countless children to their deaths, for nothing more than spite and hatred. The reality is that the Arab world doesn't care much for the Palestinian people (see: Black September, Jordan, 1970) - only their instrumentation against Israel.
The Israeli people genuinely want peace and security in their lifetimes. Although they don't always do what's right, their actions are not motivated by religious or ethnic hatred. They have not, do not and will not seek the death of innocent civilians as a means to "send a message". Nor will you see any credible Israeli politicians calling for the death of all Arabs or for them to be "driven into the sea". These are all statements made by Arab organizations on a routine and consistent basis against Israel and the Jews since the dawn of the modern era - including those made by Yassir Arafat - himself a convicted terrorist.
While I applaud the efforts of everyone to get a better understanding of the issues surrounding the middle east conflict, please try and speak from fact next time. It makes for much more compelling arguments.
- the US doesn't bar people who visited Cuba from entering the country. Most of the Arab League *bars* Jews and people who have visited Israel from entry. These two treatments are not equal. Full Stop.