It is sometimes hard to defend Israel abroad, especially with decisions like these : unfair, punitive and stupid. Israel is loosing its best support since its loosing its intelligence : Where is the spirit of Israel that was claimed for so long ? As you say, these measures hurt Israel as much as the Palestinians. No need to hurt a child to help him grow.
Yemen's vice president reportedly lands in Aden (Reuters)
from the article: Punitive measures hurt Israel as much as the Palestinians