Canada and Micronesia in the nineteenth century. It means she will support Israel against the interests of her country. She is going to find herself out of step with her European partners, with possible loss of economic interests in the Arab World. And I don’t believe the reasons given for her abstention at the last moment. Refusal to make gestures of good will? Taking her for granted? These were flagrantly obvious for years and years, but her decision about the vote was made the very last minute. Barenboim’s intervention sounds more like it. But I think she was compelled to stay in step with the rest of Europe. So much for supporting Israel above the policies of her country.This woman will say anything that her hearer wants to hear.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
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