There is no democracy without civility. There is no Statehood with terror. There is no money or investment without security. The Arab Spring and the Arab Street today turn against Israel until tomorrow yields a new target. Many of the people posting here engage in verbal terror and hatred not any different from the physical violence in Egypt Friday against an Embassy. Where is the Mighty UN Security Council? In 1979 similar elements in Iran turned that country into a raging terrorist sponsoring Holocaust denying cesspool of hatred. How can Israel trust making peace with the Arab world when the security guaranteed by peace is ripped apart? The radical minority controls the Arab Street. Not the civilized population that wants to exist, feed their family and grow peacefully. Spin this event as you will but the reality is that the Arab world cannot be trusted. Only a strong and powerful Israel can insure its very survival.
President Rivlin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican (Haaretz)