Israel is like my spoiled little daughter, she thinks the entire world is centered around her and everyone walking the planet should serve her. The difference is she is cute and lovely and Israel is mean and ugly. As for Thomas Friedman's expectation that the Israelis and the Palestinians do not need the U.S. as a catalyst to resolve their century old conflict is quite naive from someone who is so smart, or maybe he just had one too many drinks before he wrote his column.
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from the article: Memo to Obama: Two little Hebrew words make all the difference