How many movies? In what release window? will they be in HD? Will my xbox/PS3/blu-ray player support their streaming? Will they mail physical copies of movies that aren't available for streaming to my mailbox within 24-hours? What's the monthly fee?
Until these and many more questions are answered, I wouldn't call them a Netflix competitor at all.
But then again, if they offer international service, I would call them a Netflix killer, regardless of the other (important) question you have raised. Then again, availability most often depends on the studios themselves.
Regarding your subject line: some Israelis would like to be in the EU, some don't. I suspect the majority don't. I don't believe the Israeli government made any official statement about it, and I don't think the EU is particularly interested in that, so most of the discussions about that are hypothetical.
I do recall one idea though, which was for the EU to offer membership to both Israel and a future Palestinian state as an incentive for reaching a solution on the conflict between them. But I don't think such an offer was ever made by an official.
I'm not talking about the Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied lands, I'm talking about the Bedouin and the other Israeli Arabs [...] who are prevented from participating in the democratic system [...]
All Israeli citizens are eligible to vote in the parliamentary elections, regardless of sex, religion, ethnicity, etc. There are enough legitimate issues with Israeli-Arabs rights you can complain about without lying.
I disagree. I would say it sometimes takes more courage to wage war than to engage in diplomacy. Diplomacy requires almost nothing - not the amount of resources war requires, certainly not the personal sacrifices taken by soldiers and their family members (and that, in turns, affects the public opinion and thus the politicians). Between having a discussion and getting shot at, there's no doubt what's the scarier activity. But sometimes you just need to take risks and stand up for yourself.
I do agree that once hostilities do commence, diplomacy quickly becomes less popular as people just want plain old revenge, and it takes courage from the leaders to face the public opinion and start negotiation. So I'm not actually saying you're wrong, I'm just stressing that many people prefer diplomacy over warfare, and are willing to risk a lot - maybe too much - for that. Sometimes you need the courage to choose the military option, even when you know it means your son might not come back.
Tomorrow's computers some time next month. -- DEC