Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel won't give up the Golan Heights, land claimed in war with Syria. Haaretz reported:
"Remaining on the Golan will ensure Israel has a strategic advantage in cases of military conflict with Syria," Netanyahu said during a briefing he gave to the reporters.Add the over decade long settlement expansion and Israel looks distinctly unpeaceful. Throw in two wars, Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in late 2008/early 2009, and Israel looks downright violent. Bibi plans on standing up to President Obama in his upcoming visit. Netanyahu will have plenty of allies in the White House. Rahm Emanuel presents himself as IDF tough, when he repaired military vehicles during the first Gulf War. David Axelrod and Larry Summers are also Jewish.