alimportant to note that opposition to israel does not mean "death to all israelis" or "jews out of palestine" but rather "replace israel, an apartheid state predicated on the subjugation of palestinians, with a single democratic state in the region"
While "opposition to Israel" is not synonymous with the genocidal maniacs I mentioned, there is no doubt that such groups do indeed oppose Israel and must be included in that broader category. It is just as profound to say that American patriotism does not mean jingoism and hotheads.
Further, referring to Israel as an "apartheid state" is ironic. Where else in the Middle East can Jews, Christians, Muslims, etc. live among each other in peace (minus the rockets, bombs, and bullets of the aforementioned genocidal maniacs)? Israel is not perfect, but that nation is by far the most civilized and decent in the region.
I am curious as to how a single state might be created in the region which would justly serve the peoples making it up; Hamas, the ruling power in Palestine, flatly denies that Israel has the right to exist. This is in Hamas's charter. Not that its borders are too generous; not that it has this or that dispute with Israel; Israel has no right to exist. This is what is known as an irreconcilable difference.
Until Israel's neighbors, who have on multiple occasions staged invasions of that country, recognize the right of Jews to have their state in their ancient homeland, there can be no true peace.