Israel Called Biggest Threat to World Peace - by Stephen Lendman
Israel is a modern day Sparta.
America easily takes top honors, followed by Israel, Britain, and France, the real axis of evil.
In Israel's case, it's easy to see why. It's been top regional rogue state for decades. No other Middle East nation matches it.
A new European Commission poll rated 15 countries. Respondents called Israel the biggest threat to world peace. So did past surveys, including a previous 2003 European Commission one.
New developments provide added reasons for concern. On November 2, the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) headlined, "Israeli Government Grants A Green Light to Gaza Offensive," saying:
Air and ground attacks depend on if resistance fighters resume firing rockets. They respond to premeditated Israeli bombing and/or shelling. Israel calls it terrorism. International law calls it self-defense.
Egypt tried brokering peace. On and off ceasefires followed. "Israeli sources stated that no shells were fired into southern Israel Tuesday, and the army decided to postpone what it called 'stepping up its retaliation.' "
Others call it premeditated aggression, bogusly claimed to be self-defense. Further Israeli belligerence depends "on the severity of Palestinian attacks."