I can't believe the ungratefulness of the respondents who have taken billions of dollars and other aid, not to mention the dozens of UN vetoes, without so much as a parting whisper of a thank-you. It is time that the US cut its ties with Israel, it's "only" friend (not) and "only" democracy (certainly not) in the ME. Cutting the cord will save us money, prestige, and make us a lot safer. It is time for those of us who formerly supported Israel but have been dismayed at present-day Israeli attitudes to say bye-bye. Please go on record as refusing to accept any more aid.
Flogged Saudi blogger Raif Badawi named International Writer of Courage, PEN Pinter Prize co-recipie
from the article: U.S.: Emanuel 'didn't threaten to walk away' from Mideast peace process