Israel, BDS and one strange aspect to the Establishment Clause

For years, I’ve been fascinated by the unrelenting urge of Congress and lately, various state governments, to provide almost unmitigated support to a tiny country in the Middle East, Israel. When I used to listen to NPR, there was a constant drumbeat of news about Israel, the Palestinians and anything Middle East, every single morning. I’ve never really understood why we support Israel.

Israel doesn’t have any oil. They’re a tiny desert country of people that have found a way to make a living there, something I doubt they…