"Clegg is bad news for Israel," one official here said. "His party is running on a human rights platform, and the atmosphere is hostile to Israel. We remind the Liberal Democrats of South Africa during apartheid. Even if Clegg decides not to take the foreign portfolio, the very fact that Liberal Democrats sit in the cabinet is likely to mean trouble for us." Ergo: human rights = bad for Israel. Stew on that for the 5 seconds it takes the outrage to set in. Winds of change indeed. The question is, will Israel adapt or protest?
Japan arrests U.S. activist featured in award-winning documentary 'The Cove' (DPA)