Bravo. It is sad how much damage Israel has done to its world standing over the past 20 years. To think (as a non Jew and a Soldier) that I considered enlisting to assist during the 1973 war, so great was my belief in Israel at the time. Today I am ashamed of their politicians. Strangely most Israelis who I meet (admittedly outside Israel) want a fair and lasting peace with the Palestinians. Tragic and, at times, evil.
Syrian rebels threaten to shell government forces if prisoners' demands not met (Reuters)
from the article: Obama never stood a chance with Israel's analysts