"Look: they are the bad guys, we are the good ones". I think, as a proud israel, that we should expect more from our government. The heinous crime in Itamar constiutes the end of the world for some individuals, but the truth is that is does not change the basic parameters of the conflict. Israel should not use this attack in order to shift blame and procrastinate. We should dismantle outposts, restrain the most radical and aggressive settlers, invite (again!) Abbas to negotiate, nourish a construcitve dialogue with Obama and also with the europeans - we should display moderation, peaceful proactivity and common sense. Abbas has to get down from the tree and we have to get up from the bunker.
U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport (Reuters)