Nobody supports Israel's settlement enterprise and I do mean nobody. This includes the Syrians. A democracy in Syria which will presumably be welcomed and nurtured by the international community will carry more weight in expressing their concerns about Israeli expansion and aggression. A democracy in Syria will be less of a military threat to Israel but will be more of a political threat. Politics will become the primary battlefront against Israel. Even Hamas is moving in this direction. Even America will not be able to withstand the pressure to enforce America's own values and concerns for justice and human rights. The days of extending "unquestioning support" of illicit and immoral actions will come to an end.
Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy (AP)