And I would reiterate (because the original post was gobbled up when I was banned without explanation from tumblr the other night) that the Israel-Palestine situation is NOT the Russia-Ukraine situation. Ukraine is under existential threat, both nationally and as a group. Israel-Palestine is a longstanding apartheid / occupation / radicalization situation with more in common with the Balkans than two states at war. The Ukraine situation requires arms transfers and steadfast support against a much larger aggressor. The Israel situation requires de-escalation and even-handed intervention by the international community to reach a state of peace and respective security for all parties. The fact that our president, and his peers among other western heads of state, cannot or will not see this distinction is alarming.