As an Israeli living abroad I get asked all sorts of questions about my country, about the history of the conflict between us and the Arabs, etc. Obviously I don’t know everything, but here are some good sources of information I’ve come across:
http://www.peacefaq.com/warindep.html#werent for facts about the 1948 War of Independence, addressing questions such as: How did so many Arabs become refugees? (plus links from there to other related issues)
www.thelandofmanynames.com and also the book “The Land of Many Names” by Steve Maltz
http://www.shoebat.com – a brave Palestinian’s point of view
http://www.honestreporting.com for the truth behind media reports
Don’t believe everything you hear on television. Read. Think. Ask some questions.
And by the way, I do not believe that my country is always right. Israelis are not perfect. Of course not. We’re human. And we have been in an impossible situation for a long time, surrounded by those who want to annihilate us and who are prepared to use any means towards this goal. The fact that we are still in existence despite all this is thanks to God.