Counter memo to Mt. Biden: Mr. Burston's article is very poignant if one doen't want to look at the facts. The facts. Annual Deaths per 10,000 motor vehicles in this region: Syria: 36.2 Egypt: 20.0 Jordan: 18.8 Israel: 3.4 Indeed Israel could learn a lesson or two from the USA (~2.0 deaths/10,000 vehicles) but at least regionally, Israel fares very well, This becomes doubly poignant, when you split the toll to ethnicities- although it would not be politically correct for me to mention this further. The interpretation of these statistics infer that Israelis and Israeli politicians treat their security as a major priority. Any future road-map requires that security is paramount. Israel has democratically voted in a government which sees the road map differently to that of many good people from Europe or the USA, who live thousands of kilometers away from here, and somehow think that they know better than we do. Thank you.
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