I have been thinking lately, in light of the fact that Israel can not get a break from the world, if there is an alternate solution to the "Israel" problem - especially now that we have the first openly hostile to Israel president here in the US.
Previous administrations would never have allowed the indignities foisted on Israel by the "Freedom Flotilla."
So, I have a suggestion that I think will work to everyone's satisfaction, and solve some domestic problems, too.
Leftists and Islamofascists like to claim that if the Jews would just leave the Middle East, the Arab world would all be happy and leave the West alone. I say we call their bluff, and, we remove the Jews from Israel and offer them a New Israel here in the New World.
My plan is - grant statehood to Puerto Rico. That will keep the flag the same at 50 states, because we are then going to revoke California's statehood, and make that the New Israel nation. Now, we'll want to get some treaty assurances from the Arab nations (I propose we have Egypt annex Israel, since they are one of the few countries in the Middle East we can trust) that they will protect religious shrines that are important to Christians and Jews in the Middle East, and that they will keep the Holy Land as a kind of protected zone for religious travelers and pilgrims.
By giving up California, we rid ourselves of the incredible drain the Golden State has become on the national treasury, we'll restore democratic rule to the state, and, perhaps, under the rule of Israelis, California (New Israel) will finally come to grips with their immigration problem. Plus, we'll be able to ditch their debt, and maybe, just maybe, industry will return.
Politically, we'll rob the Democrats of 54 sure electoral votes (of course, we'll trade them the 4 or 5 that PR will bring, but, ok) and we'll gain a real military ally on our west coast.
I think this works out nicely. I know it's a real problem for the Jewish people who have made Israel their home for a few thousand years, but, let's face it, their neighborhood sucks anyway, and this way, the Arabs can go back to killing each other, rather than using Israel and us as the locus of their anger.