Israel is also home to some of Christianity’s most sacred sites. Muslims have overrun and desecrated  most of the Christian and Jewish sites in their territory. Joseph’s Tomb is but one example. Evangelical Christians seem to have much stronger ties to Israel than the typical liberal Jewish agnostic. As an atheist, I appreciate the role of Jews and Christians in creating a  society in which one does not need to be religious. I do recognize my Judeo-Christian heritage, and I do want to protect it against the threat of Islam.

Israel is civilization’s beacon  in a sea of poverty and ignorance enforced by Islam. We need to keep that light shining.