"... I think Israel by a long-shot has the best form of government in the
Middle East, and probably most elsewhere. There are some civil
rights-related problems for its Arab population, documented by Israeli
organizations like B'Tselem, but these are comparatively minor, as it's
by far better to be a second-class citizen in Israel than a first-class
citizen in nearby states. In any case, U.S. subsidization of Israel
involves its foreign policy, not its domestic policy - so that tends to
be my main concern when discussing Israel."