I say it in my description above and I'm not ashamed of it - I live in Israel. Image via Wikipedia
The mere fact that I think you might have a problem with me because of where I live actually speaks volumes itself.
And this Australian article really helps to explain it:
A YEAR or two ago, I took a taxi from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. It was a brilliant sunny day and all around me the hills were green, as we passed a prosperous Arab village, a beautiful kibbutz, a bit of jangled traffic.
The taxi driver was English, an English Jew who had found a better life in Israel - better pay, less anti-Semitism, safer streets, an easy air commute to his daughter in England, but close to other relatives in Israel, and lots and lots of sunshine.
With the Middle East in turmoil, Colonel Gaddafi running away, Turkey attacking the Kurds with helicopters and Israel with diplomacy, London's Burning (and not the TV show!) and Greece is about to slide down t bankruptcy, I can already foresee next summer's disaster.