I'd say it is because it is simply the right thing to do.
I would, too. The article is remarkable, though. The author is in favor of Israel, yet he writes like a Greek or Roman. ...a man of many [snore] words. I also dislike the phrase, "pax Americana" and wonder if he had to hold his nose while writing it.
Exactly, and we should remind Kramer that doing the right thing is sometimes a welcome and honourable burden. That's just the way it is.