An expat's view: politics, economics and life in Italy, Britain and other places.
14 May, 2012
Israel is 64 years old today.
I don't suppose many people hearing David Ben-Gurion read the declaration of independence in 1948 seriously believed it would last this long. And of course many people wish it hadn't.
This blog is broadly (but not unconditionally) supportive of Israel although it acknowledges that the Israelis make it as difficult as possible to be so.
My advice would be for Israel to try to stay out of the news, although this will be hard. The West may need Israel to attack Iran this year, just as it needed Israel to initiate attacks on Suez in 1956.