First of all, it's "Israelis", not "Israelites" - former is the nationality while latter refers to a Biblical term.
Second, what do you think Israeli army and paramilitaries (Jewish settlers are probably better armed than militias in Montana) have been doing since 1948? They started off the 1948 war with a massacre of a complete village, and have expelled 800,000 Palestinians (thus creating the biggest refugee problem in the world), and these people are not allowed to return to their homes today despite guarantees in UN charters (for which you and I, the taxpayers in industrial countries, have to foot the bill for due to asylum seekers and immigration of "stateless" people, btw).
Having spent some time in Israel, I was disgusted by the treatment of Arabs there (let's just say that blacks in apartheid-era South Africa were privileged in comparison), I got interested in the whole Middle East issue so I read up on the problems. I'm not going to try to educate you in depth, but suffice to say that Israeli army/paramilitaries have consistently used what I consider state-sponsored terrorism to intimidate and terrorise the Palestinian population, with unlawful arrests and torture, extra-judicial killings, invasions of surrounding countries, etc. I'm not aware of systematic rape being employed (the likes of which we've seen in Bosnia, where Serbian leaders practically ordered mass rape and murder as means of "ethnic cleansing", or Japanese sex slaves from Korea, Phillipinnes, etc.), but torture, murder, confiscation and destruction of private property (including farms, on which sometimes livelyhood of dozens of families depend) are literally everyday occurence.
Palestinians are no saints either, and there are several terrorist groups active in Palestinian territories (what's left of them anyway), who routinely fire rockets at Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories. The fact that those settlements are condemned by the UN and whose removal has been specifically ordered by the Security Council is, once again, ignored by the Israeli government, and I believe that the settlements are actually being expanded everyday.
However, while I strongly disapprove the use of violence for political gains, I have no doubt that Germans considered French Resistance a terrorist organisation. It's scary to actually be able to draw *many* parallels between 3rd Reich and modern Israel when it comes to treatment of "others". Yeah, I know, Godwin's Law and all, please spare me...
American administrations have historically been very pro-Israeli oriented due to strong Jewish lobby in USA, and Europeans keep a low profile on the whole issue to avoid conflict with USA, despite clear historic interests in the region, particularly the British and the Balfour Agreement, which many point to as an "official" cause of "the troubles" - latter term borrowed from the Norther Ireland conflict :).
Hence I can't see the difference between what Japan was doing to the South East Asia 60 years ago and what Israel is doing to the Middle East today. Japanese believed that their Emperor was G*d or some such (in fact, only after WWII did the Japanese Emperor "admit" that he is not in fact G*d but just a man lucky to be born to the right parents), while the Israelis place the claim on the region "as promised by G*d in the Bible" (ask any Israeli what claim Israel has on, for instance, Jerusalem or the Golan Heights - both illegally occupied inspite of UN resolutions - and all will be clear).
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