President Bush relied on zealotry and ideology to lead the USA government. His many failures were directly due to zealots that ignored reality and attempted to create their own version of the world. We have a duplication of this zealotry and reliance on ideology in the Netanyahu, Lieberman and ultra-Orthodox coalition. Israel has experienced failure in the Carmel fire; failure to bring closure on two states after the near completion by Livni; failure to develop alliances as a unified front to Iran; and finally failure to even tolerate diversity among our own Jewish neighbors. Current leadership panders to the zealots at a grave cost to the future of Israel, our children and our grandchildren.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
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