It's laughable, and instructive, to read the comments of furious israelis wailing because Obaa dares to ask for some proof that Israel can even pretend to be a modern, civilised state. The U.S. bankrolls and arms to the teeth a state that has uses its weaponry to blatantly target civilian populations (as we seen in Gaza and Lebanon). Add in the illegal settlements, a government unprepared to make peace and the brutal treatment of Palestinians - and its easy to see why the Nobel Peace prize winner may have reservations. Lets hope Obama proves himself capable of curbing the worst excesses of an Israeli state spinning out of control.
Cease-fire breaks down in three areas in Syria, monitor says (Reuters)
from the article: Let’s stop pretending