I think one of Israel's problem is that it doesn't realize that today in this world, what the other big countries think about you is important. Not for today, but for your situation tomorrow. Israel dreams about upgrading ties with Europe. but since Netanyahu and Lieberman, Europe has slowly but surely turned the other way. Public opinion of Israel has rarely been so low. Is it really pride if the rest of the world see it as racism? I mean seriously, try to imagine what we think when we see Lieberman. It just reminds us of the crazy overly nationalistic speakers we saw 80 years ago. You harvest what you sow. Europe learned the lesson the hard way.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
from the article: Lieberman scolds diplomats over 'placating the world'