In the comments, Yossi responded:
You seem to care a lot for someone who doesn't care - I'm the same way :-PLet me repeat, I hold no view on the conflict. I really don't care if the Israeli army bulldozes its way through Palestine or if the Palestinians launch a massive suicide attack that drives Israelis into the Mediterranean Sea.
There are all kinds of conflicts all around the world where I am sure good and bad are done but I do not believe it is my job to resolve any of these conflicts or to care very much how they get resolved.
Basic economics teaches us that time and resources are scarce. That goes for trying to understand all global conflicts and, even more so, to try and participate in them. I doubt I can even name most of the current conflicts.
When it comes to far off conflicts, I fully subscribe to the Adam Smith observation about distance and concern.
I write about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict not because I care about how the parties resolve the conflict, if they ever do, but because as an American I am dragged kicking and screaming into the conflict with my taxpayer dollars being used to finance Israel in the conflict (I would protest as much if the money was going to Palestine). More important, I see the U.S. taking a position in this foreign conflict, getting entangled if you will, as pissing off Muslims.
That does increase danger for me.
To step in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not an America First policy.
Stepping in the middle of the conflict, the way Trump appears to want to, is an Israel First policy.
This is what I object to, not a particular view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict itself.
My concern is about staying out of foreign entanglements---all of them.