When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel in early July, he very conspicuously skipped Ramallah and the Palestinian leadership.
A couple weeks later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting with eastern European leaders in Budapest when a "hot mic" caught him explaining precisely why Modi shunned the Palestinians, and why everyone else should, too.
"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he needs water for his people. 'Where will I get it? Ramallah? No,'" Netanyahu is heard telling the Europeans in audio released by Israel's Ha'aretz daily newspaper.
Indeed, the international community has poured an exaggerated amount of money into the Palestinian Authority (more per capita than what America spent rehabilitating post-World War II Europe, a scheme known as the Marshall Plan).
Most have been tremendously disappointed with the Palestinian leadership's failure to use those funds to build a vibrant, viable and self-sustaining society and economy.
Meanwhile, tiny Israel, with strained and limited resources, has managed to become a global economic power making disproportionately large contributions to medicine, science, technology and agriculture.