If Westerners go to hostile (often Islamic) places chances are we'd be killed / kidnapped / ransomed / beheaded anyway as has happened loooooong before the Israeli passport scandal. The threats you have described Monty existed before and will exist whatever dodgy things Israel does. Give me a better argument and I might see things your way, but in the meantime get over it. I'm not asking you to support Israel, just accept that all nations spy on one another including friends and in a sense push the envelope a bit even with their friends. You point out a valid concern about the consequences but I would argue the threat pre-exists israel's dodgy use of foreign passports for its operatives and they are not alone in this practice - today and throughout history. i repeat....get over it.