You are supposed to look critically at only one-sixth of 1% of the Middle East - Israel - and completely ignore the rest.
You are not supposed to know that a majority of Arab residents of East Jerusalem said they would move to Israeli-controlled West Jerusalem rather than live under a Palestinian authority government.
You’re not supposed to know that Gaza has two borders. Israel closes one to keep bombs out (You’re supposed to hate that one). Egypt closed the other to keep people out (Which you’re supposed to ignore since the population on both sides is Arab).
You are not supposed to know that 20% of Israeli citizens are Arab, that people of all religions enjoy full citizenship with free health care for all. They also enjoy freedom of worship, can travel freely and serve in government and on the courts, can own property and sit together in cinemas and restaurants. (But this is no reason to think that Israel is GOOD!)
You’re not supposed to question why there is no ‘Israeli Spring’, or why no Israelis feel the need to “Throw off the chains of oppressive government”.
You’re not supposed to know that as bad as apartheid South Africa was, it wasn’t genocidal like Hamas (its founding charter calls for the “obliteration” of Israel and the killing of Jews everywhere) and that in fact, it’s the Palestinian authority that advocates apartheid (the PA has declared that “No Jews will ever be allowed to live in a Palestinian state”).
You are not supposed to know that the only safe place for gays in the Middle East is Israel. (Ever wondered why there are no ‘pride’ parades in Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia or Gaza? Ever wondered why Iran’s president says there’s no homosexuality in his country?)
You’re not supposed to question why so many leftist feminists in the West complain endlessly about gender injustices here but remain silent on the barbaric treatment of women in many Muslim states.
You're not supposed to know that radical Muslims are killing Christians in Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan. They’re also killing and intimidating Hindus, dynamiting ancient Buddha statues and killing each other.
You’re not supposed to realize that if you are liberal, socially advanced and freedom loving, there is only one country in the Middle East that has always shared your values.