Below are some quotes by prominent Israelis and by Sheldon Adelson, Israel's richest and one of its most powerful supporters. My critics will point out that they provide an unbalanced portrait of Israel and that I do not include quotes by Palestinians and their supporters which portray Palestinians in a bad light. To which I say, "Guilty as charged!" I make no pretense that this is a balanced presentation. But I present to you this unbalanced picture for two reasons.