precisely. which is why it is totally incomprehensible that obama treats them with more respect than he treat his ally, israel. obama needs to understand that in fact israel is one of amercia's strongest allies. america cannot count fully on any other country besides israel in the middle east. regardless of his ideological bent, and regardless of secret threats from the region, this is the case. syria has finally informed the administration that they will not give up their alliance with iran. russia is snubbing the u.s., as has been reported by various papers. europe is unwilling to provide troops. the palestinians either come to the table, now, without pre-conditions, or else they will have nothing. contrary to what they think, time is not on their side.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: It's time for Netanyahu to say yes to Obama