If there's another thread to discuss Israel's policies, I will elaborate on political issues there. I have not seen anyone being anti-semetic in this thread, nor was I calling anyone out for being one. it is something that you deal with in other countries though, and I doubt you deal with it in Israel. To bring this back on topic: I honestly found praise for life in Israel from my acquaintances, friends and family to be almost cult like. These are people who had great lives in Australia, and the US, but would not STFU about how great Israel is. I love beaches, and warm weather, and Israeli food, but I never wanted to visit, even for free. As I age, the level of hype has left me curious, and I might just visit one day to see what all the hubbub is about. Edit: not sure how to respond to a warning, or if we're even able to: I did not bring politics into this thread, I responded to everyone else who did, and then I realized I was fallibg into their trap of derailing a positive thread about Israel.