Mr. Shavit must live in a different Israel than the one that I keep reading about. Only a complete fool would consider recognizing a country (Israel) that occupies, brutalizes, humiliates, kills innocents, and steals their land. The only countries that have no problem with this kind of behaviour are the United States of America, and Germany. The remainder of the world has a huge problem with that kind of behaviour.
Russian jets pound Islamic State in Palmyra (DPA)
from the article: The core of the conflict