The above link details why Henry herskovitz and his cronies are viewed as total , malicious crackpots in tolerant Ann Arbor.
The praise TAAN regularly gives him similarly explains the hostility and suspicion with which you were greeted by his neighbors.
Wake up, take some responsibilty for the wariness an increasing number of quite reasonable people feel toward the arab american community and recognize that Herskovitz and his crew ( like Blaine Coleman...another lunatic TAAN give a regular forum to) are, by their obnoxious tactics and rhetoric, the worst enemies of "dialogue' that may benefit the Palestinians. All they want is to perpetrate hate filled monologue
They are personally also responsible for quite alot of support to AIPAC, in opposition to them.