The latest "authorized version" of Israel-Palestine is being put into place. Luckily, we have Democracy Now, "the exception to the rulers," to provide the kind of in-depth on the ground reporting and excellent analysis that is rare in journalism.
He points out that the current Israeli invasion of Gaza was the result of a "green light" given by our State Department, to go and "clean out" the tunnels in Gaza. Kerry's sarcastic aside, caught on Fox News, that this was "some pinpoint operation," Blumenthal considers to be a deliberate and not at all accidental way for him to refuse to take responsibility for his blunder in expecting Netanyahu to act in a measured way. Netanyahu is a fascist, and Israel is becoming a fascist state. Leftists are being bullied and attacked on the street and encouraged to leave the country. Arabs are targets of racist attacks. This is not a country that should be given the kind of loyalty and money that the U.S. lavishes on it.
And if you have the time, read Max Blumenthal's Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.
BTW: If you don't have the time or inclination to look at the vids, DN provides transcripts.