The EU and the Americas have realized regionalism is essential for economic prosperity. Israel cannot expect to continue its self-imposed alienation from its Arab neighbors and the Palestinians while still expecting prosperity. Israel is wasting resources on an unnecessary and brutal occupation. Obama has been attempting to assist Israel in reconciling with its neighbors but has been met with disdain from the Israelis. It is time for Israel to become accountable if it expects to be part of a regional economic approach to prosperity.
from the article: There will be no economic prosperity without peace