Ari Shavit, haaretz.com
The prime minister made the international community fed up with him, and by doing so, made it fed up with Israel as well.
When his government is fanatic and his party is chauvinistic and the head of his public diplomacy department has the outlook of an apartheid-era Afrikaner, the world treats Netanyahu as it treated South Africa’s Prime Minister P. W. Botha at the end of the ‘80s. Netanyahu made the international community fed up with him, and by doing so made it fed up with his country as well, and turned Israel in to a state (wrongly!) seen as the soon-to-be South Africa.