Israel's Foreign Ministry ordered to 'reassess' EU involvement with Palestinians after decision to label West Bank goods; 'decision is almost completely devoid of any real significance,' official says.23:15 29.11.15 | 10 comments
When I visited Masada I was struck by all the Israeli school children being taught how wonderful the Jewish resistance to the Romans (i.e. suicide) was, putting them as a role model. I asked the guide about this since I was taught that suicide violated Jewish law and ethics. She shook her head and said it was a confused issue. I observed the many bar mitzvahs at the site. This helps explain the current Israeli government political strategies which can be see as nothing but self-destructive and suicidal for Israel.