Israel is becoming a dead man walking everywhere in public opinion. But I think this is what the Israeli right (and I include Labor in this) wants. To be hated gives Israel a sense of comfort. "We are alone against the World" rhetoric suits the Zionist ideology to perfection. By being hated, where else can Jews go but in Israel?
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: Israel bans Palestinian PM from East Jerusalem event