(originally posted at eclaircie.diaryland.com)
To tell you the truth, I've never been a huge fan of the state of Israel. I watch the current conflict like I would watch the Spurs play the Mavericks...occasionally excited or sad or interested, but not cheering for one side or caring which side comes out on top. I suppose the difference is that Middle East conflicts have the potential to effect the world and people die in this sort of thing, while that rarely happens in the NBA. So perhaps a better comparison would be two teams I don't care about in the world of international soccer.