Coming from the ashes, Israel is not worried so much about isolation as survival. Survival does at some point mean international acceptance. Israel has received international recognition from all but the Arab states. A leopard does change it's spots, although slowly and imperceptively. Arial Sharon's hot-headedness in the 50's is a legend. The deeds attributed to him were those of armed retribution, not cold-blooded murder, as the Hamas and IJ militants are well known for. It's time the world also reassesses it's judgment of Areil Sharon, the man.
Man stabbed in Petah Tikva mall, assailant in custody (Haaretz)
from the article: Sharon's vision