Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plays to the galleries of hate within Israel and unfortunately it, at times, can be a crowded location. His recent decision to build new settlements which, in effect, would divide Palestinians from one another and make a negotiation for a separate Palestine state an impossible dream has infuriated nations of the world. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blasted this idea and England and France are considering the possibility of recalling their ambassadors to Israel in protest.
When Bibi Netanyahu assumed the office of prime minister, Israel had good relations with Turkey, with Egypt, with France, with England and Germany, but today as a result of his boorish bully behavior there is scarcely a nation in the world that wants Israel as its friend. A French Foreign Ministry official noted his nation was tired of Israel and its refusal to work cooperatively with Palestinian leaders.