POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
Who needs a column to explain the obvious?
Israel hurled a studied insult at the Vice President of the United States on a visit, and expects everyone just to smile.
Israel wants it both ways in everything.
Recently a government leader from Brazil was on a visit, and he did not wish to visit a certain monument to a controversial Zionist.
The Israeli government went out of its way to treat his action as an insult.
As far as the U. S. goes, Israel is happy to receive countless blessings - from security agreements and intelligence sharing to the world's richest haul of foreign aid - yet when the U. S. treats any of Israel's high-handed behavior for what it is, the U. S. government is the bad guy.
And why is the American Secretary of State calling the leader of an insignificant country of 7 million (less than 6 million if you discount the Arabs Israel has every intention of eventually expelling) to explain her remarks? It, of course, should be the leader of the insignificant country calling her to apologize.
And people say it is the Arabs who behave irrationally.