Is the fear of being inaccurately labeled anti-Semitic and facing the Jewish diaspora venom turning European and American politicians into cowards, who are afraid to reign in out of control Israeli politicians? Today's Israeli politicians have got no fear of casually insulting their European and American "friends" and telling them off whenever they don't like what the "friends" say about the peace process. These are actually the same "friends" who are subsiding Israel with billions of dollars and much needed diplomatic support, without which Israel would be counted among rogue and isolated states today. It's now so bad that even a big part of the Israeli population brags openly that it doesn't need these "so-called friends". It's not like Europe or the US actually needs Israel. On the other hand, Israel would turn into a struggling nation on all fronts, without these "friends". In the meantime, what do the insulted "friends" do? They keep sending their billions of dollars to Israel, and they pledge to Israel more diplomatic support, and they are even scared of telling off Israel about its bad habit of insulting "friends" it desperately needs. That's insanity at its best. Those who will come after us three hundred years from now and hear about that kind of thing, will need all the proof they can get to be convinced that it actually happened. Lieberman and Netanyahu, your "friends" are masochists and they love it!
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from the article: Olmert: Netanyahu leading Israel to political isolation