"Israel faces an isolation "no less severe than war" should the United Nations recognize Palestine as an independent state this September." THIS is why the international community hates the Israeli leadership/right-wing. People know history -- we know much damage Israel has done in its occupation, and we want it to end -- NOW. Either this leadership has extreme delusions and paranoia, or they are engaging in a selfish ploy to steal land they think is theirs. It's probably both (using one as a justification for the other), and both are inexcusable.
from the article: Top defense official: Israel faces isolation 'no less severe than war'