What if it's not Israel they loathe?
The Jerusalem Post ran an interesting article by Amir Taheri yesterday, here's a single paragraph that nicely summarizes it:
Conventional wisdom also insists that the US is hated by Muslims because it is pro-Israel. That view is shared by most American officials posted to the Arab capitals. But is it not possible that the reverse is true - that Israel is hated because it is pro-American?This might be an exaggeration but Taheri uses several good examples to build his case.