Israel's fallacy (made tempting by 60 years of wars and violence between it and its neighbors) is that it lives in a vacuuum, that its affairs are only its affairs. (Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery calls it Israel's "national autism". Obama is the ultimate leader of the future because he knows that way of thinking is of the past - in a world of global media, internet, and the mind that made these things, EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. All our fates are connected (even ours and the Arabs!!!!) - violence degrades all, peace benefits all - literally and not just poetically. "Ghetto thinking" is of the last century.
Amnesty: Israel's 'Black Friday' Gaza strike a war crime (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel fears Obama heading for imposed Mideast settlement