Israel's premier expressed outrage Sunday after a mob of Jewish settlers rampaged through a Palestinian village in the Occupied West Bank to avenge the stabbing of a 9-year-old boy in a nearby settlement. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert condemned Saturday's settler attack on the village, during which four Palestinians were shot and wounded, and vowed to halt settler "pogroms" in the occupied territory.
Olmert is perhaps less furious at the revenge rampage itself than the publicity it created.
But remember: every dollar the US send to Israel supports just this kind of behavior against Palestinians.
It just usually doesn't get this kind of publicity.