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PATRICK MARTIN

Israel’s new mantra: What, me worry?

The Rolling Stones played Tel Aviv Wednesday night, their first time ever in Israel, and you’d never have known that the international community had delivered a sharp rebuke to the Israeli government just the day before. Countries around the world, led by the United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations, overwhelmingly recognized the Palestinians’ controversial new unity government despite strong warnings about Hamas terrorists issued by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.