Gerard Araud, the french ambassador to Israel, said in this article:
"We, the French, are always blamed for arrogance within the EU, but when I listen to my colleague Oded Eran, I believe that if we let Israel join the EU, it will only help France's reputation."
“They said I was so anti-Israel. Why? Because, as European diplomat, I said that there has to be a Palestinian state and one must talk with the PLO. Today that’s the expressed policy of the State of Israel. Maybe the problem was that we were right too early.”
Can't be more Jewish then the Jews? Maybe if the frogs would have suggested removing the cancer instead of propping them up, the expressed policy of Jewish Israel would be, "what problem?" instead of, "Let's throw a piece of meat to a pack of dogs and see if they go away."
Yet, strange as it may seem, I agree with Gerard that Israelis/Jews are arrogant and therein lies the problem. (My wife thinks it is just me, but I am throwing the blame on my heritage). First of all, maybe we have a right to arrogance, certainly more then the French have. Think France and you think sex and wine. That is what they have a culture of the senses. Think Jewish and you think (aside from stupid kikes) you think influential and educated. In all secular fields there has been major Jewish contribution. You cannot mention scientists without including Jews...
This arrogance, no matter how earned, continues to get us in trouble. A comment in the current political framework such as "if they attack us, we'll defeat them in the next war" only enables us to put ourselves in a bad diplomatic and military position. The midset that believes that Israel's military supremecy is accepted by the entire world and therefore no other country would dare to attack them is the only possible ratianle for putting armed Egyptians on our borders.
"The armed build up of arab nations on our borders is not a real threat" Can anyone say Yom Kippur War?
Israelis need to take a pill and realize that their military might be powerful, but having thousands of our boys killed in the next war only proves how stupidly arrogant we were and not how powerful our military is.
In other news, I took the missus out for dinner last night in Ein Yaakov. Mostly pleasant atmosphere, the other people in the restaurant left shortly after we got there, so we had the whole place to ourselves as usual. I found the ribs to be overly fatty, but we left there stuffed to the gills.