"If Israel adopted saint-like, pacifist, even submissive policies towards its Arab neighbors ..." (Dave Loev) No one has ever preached to our leaders to behave like that. What there were required to do, was first, to open their eyes to reality, and see that in June '67, while "liberating" territories, we also captured a stateless, weaker, and foreign people, then, to grasp that this stateless, weaker, and foreign people will not - even if for a moment it looked very much it would - accept silently to be forever the Zionists' stateless wood cutters and water bearers. Would that have been "adopting a submissive policy"? I don't thing so. The only submissive policy our leaders chose to adopt was when they gave their blessing to "those who dragged Israel into creating the huge and foolish enterprise over the Green Line, those who sowed settlements amid the Palestinian population, on occupied territory, only to thwart any future diplomatic agreement on a division into two states, (and who) will apparently not let Israel fix this historic mistake." in "The settlers are not resting", Haaretz editorial, 04/10/06.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Olmert's true colors