the habit of Israel to "reward" even its staunchest allies for their support with betrayal. Merkel is finding this out, she feels betrayed. Turkey's Erdogan has long found that out and now brushed aside by Israel as an anti-semitic Muslim. Obama too has been betrayed over the settlement issue. Far from being able to convert enemies into friends, Israel is fast losing friends and their patience, including the few friends it has in the Muslim world. With events taking place in the Arab world now, Israel's friends in North America and Europe now are under tremendous pressure to finally have a long lasting peace in the Middle East that is just, fair and equitable to both Israelis and Palestinians. Israel is the stumbling block . Germany will one day dump out Israel.
UN envoy to Yemen says warring parties increasingly open to peace plan (Reuters)