Half of today's public outcry against Israel is due to the hardline position taken by the Right Wing Netanyahu Government including the harsh rhetoric of Israel's Russian Mafia Foreign Minister Lieberman. If Israel were to come clean and stop its intransigence on settlements and actually start negotiating, it would steal most of the thunder away from the Palestinian apologists and whining Muslims across the globe. It would demonstrate that the obstacles to peace are actually the Palestinians themselves. However, little evidence exists that Netanyahu seriously seeks a settlement with the Palestinians or Syrians, just as they are not serious about accepting the Jewish State even after years of losing wars.
Preliminary report: Palestinian stabs man near Damascus Gate, Jerusalem (Haaretz)
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