Excellent article. The problem is that Israels leader, and its government, are politically illiterate when it comes to world affairs. They see everything as relating to Jewish history, have an exaggerated view of the ability of US Jews to manipulate the US government, and try to capitalise on, and exploit, the Holocaust . Even their vocabulary 'the threat of a second Holocaust from Iran' 'a Judenrein West Bank' indicates the narrowness of their vision. So that paradoxically, even without realizing it, they are damaging Israels vital interests just as much as any outside threat can do.
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from the article: The heavy price of not taking the EU seriously