1- People will believe anything you say if you can show them a survey that agrees with you.
2- There is a reason why survey's talk about a margin of error. It is not an exact science. The questions, sample selection, and interpretation leave a lot of room for the surveyor to find the results he is looking for.
3- Israel may have a better official track record on LGBT issues than her neighbors. (There are also many lurid tales of Arabs on the down low.) However, the gun person who shot up the gay center in Tel Aviv has never been arrested. As security happy as Israel is, the government almost certainly knows who the gun person is.
4- There are stories of Israel supporters making a large cash donation to Harry Truman's election campaign in 1948. This is supposed to be the reason Mr. Truman supported the creation of Israel.
5- The lighting on Mr. Loury is greatly improved.