are chosen to lead it. it takes no great stretch of the imagination to realize that as long as israel refuses to relinquish those things that continue stoking the antagonism of its neighbors, that antagonism will not only continue, but is also justified. one would think, that in the face of universal condemnation of its occupations, israel would be more inclined to consider its long term security and future prosperity, than it apparently does. israel is faced with some very serious choices in a rapidly changing world that is increasingly aware and less susceptible to the misinformation and deception that israel has relied upon in the past. yet the collective mentality of the israeli leadership remains tucked away in the past and appears unable to fathom the implications that are inherent within today's world view...because the choices being made by israel are all the wrong ones. i certainly do NOT savor the idea of israel's demise, but i can't help but venture the thought that if things continue as they are; its eventuality is almost inevitable. and the irony of it will be that its demise will be brought by the same zionist zealotry that gave it birth.
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from the article: Report: Netanyahu ready to discuss Golan pullout