Hey I'm from Australia, please do not refer to Israel as a western nation - they do not have the same values or respect that us western countreis have, in fact theire rabbi's are telling their soldiers to leave if females are present at events! Sounds more like an arab country to me. seriously don't you dare put Israel on teh same level as most of the other western democracies.
Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 special tribunal (Reuters)
from the article: Israel effectively annexes Palestinian land near Jordan Valley