Reading the news yesterday about how Israel is trying to block the US and Iran from inching towards diplomacy, made me think of Israel as a spoilt little brat. They’re like the annoying little juvenile that no-one likes – always starting fights and being an obnoxious loudmouth, but has to be tolerated because it has a rich and powerful father. ‘If it wasn’t for your dad, we’d have sent you to your room long ago. Please, no-one likes you, just shut up!!’. If only.