Stand on your own feet

Israel clearly doesn’t like being pressured to change its behaviour, despite sucking on the tit of Washington:

Israel alone in a poll of 25 nations has decreased its approval of the United States since President Barack Obama took office earlier this year, according to a recent survey.

“The image of the United States has improved markedly in most parts of the world, reflecting global confidence in Barack Obama,” states the Pew Global Attitudes survey, which was released last Thursday. “In many countries opinions of the United States are now about as positive as they were at the beginning of the decade before George W. Bush took office … Israel stands out in the poll as the only public among the 25 surveyed where the current U.S. rating is lower than in past surveys.”