israel seems on a self destructive course of alienating itself from its friends and the community of nations. when the palestinian state is recognized, the issues still need to be discussed, so what good does bibi's decades long denial do? israel has lost international stature, and all initiative, and passively prepares for the demonstrations and riots that are likely in september. will talks begin then, or does bibi hope to delay them another 44 years? only a psychological analysis could fathom the perversity of his policies which seem to accomplish the opposite.
Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village, interior ministry (Reuters)
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