Remember the '67 War was WON by Israel when it was attacked by 4/5 Great Arab Forces to destroy it. But the Arabs were defeated and there is not a single chance that the Conqueror Israel has to appease the Defeated Arabs. Here, Barak is well within his rights to say that there should be no appeasing George Bush in his last year as President by sacrificing Israel's right to exist in order to do so. Israel is indeed in a vulnerale position now and does not need to be made into a 'sucker' to suit anyone's purpose.
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from the article: Barak: Israel shouldn't appease U.S. president with one year left