A secret Israeli report warns Israel's world image could fall as low as South Africa's during the apartheid era in the next decade, local media report.Of course, here in America all we hear is that Israel is our most trusted ally in the "war on terrorism" - a "beacon of light" in a sea of undemocratic and corrupt countries (including Palestine). The famously thrifty American taxpayer is willing to spend $200bn on a war in Iraq and at least $38bn on homeland security while he refuses to pressure Israel and Palestine into making peace.
With $238bn America could easily make Palestinians happy (thus taking away the number one grievance of potential terrorists) and make Israel safer and more prosperous in the process. How many horrible tragedies like 9/11 will it take before American voters see the light??