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Israel: The Happy Little Country

Delta Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 2:44 PM
No debate at all - the vast majority of Americans don't understand Israel or the Israeli people because they've ignored history (thanks to unionized schools) and never traveled there. O'Bimbo only flew there to get away from his local critics, which are many. I so admire Israel - home of more real Nobel prizes in science and medicine, home of creativity, home of beauty created by the many who migrated there over the years - I've spent much time there learning over ten visits. Mr. Netanyahu is correct - maintaining the security of his wonderful country and its people is more meaningful than making a fake peace with those who would harm them.

As Independence Day celebrations were winding down Tuesday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a guest appearance on Channel 2's left-wing satire show Eretz Nehederet. One of the final questions that the show's host Eyal Kitzis asked the premier was how he would like to be remembered after he leaves office.

Netanyahu thought a moment and said, "I'd like to be remembered as the leader who preserved Israel's security."

On the face of it, Netanyahu's stated aspiration might seem dull. In a year he'll be the longest-serving prime minister in the state's history, and all he wants is to preserve our...