Gideon Levy needs to travel the world a little more - to achieve a better understanding of mankind. The moral high ground represented by the core values he cites is at best his wishful thinking. Core values are determined socio-culturally...e.g. Israeli core values differ from those of both North Korea and ZImbabwe. However, like the US, Israel too has its Nobel Prize winners and a sound sense of what is right and what is wrong. And Israel is also an extremely loyal high-tech sweatshop for the US. True, we are far from perfect but we are number two - we try harder. I think that this is what I would say if I could meet President Obama over a cup of coffee.
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