Excellent article. Calls for the eradication of the Israeli state are a disgrace and unacceptable, even to Europeans, and that view has been reinforced by the EU's positioning vis a vie Iran and Hamas, led by the Germans under Merkel. This is not the issue. Israel under Sharon has completely lost the plot on the global PR front. At present it understandably chooses to pitch itself to the US audience - a frontier against militant islam, a partner in the war in terror - yet completely ignoring mainstream global sensibilities. The exclusive nature of the existing pitch encourages the growth of anti-semitism, as we have seen. Ben-Gurions words should not be forgotten - justness should be the tenant to Israel's image profile in the world. At the moment it is force.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Improve the image