Israeli security service may have evidence indicating that Hamas operative Riad Nasser really was planning to overthrow PA, even though he denied it.
Argument took place at cabinet meeting last week; Kerry decided against coming to Israel after realizing neither Netanyahu nor Abbas are interested in talks.
Upsetting the Golan Druze apple cart at Quneitra
The capture by rebel forces of the border crossing between Syria and Israel's Golan Heights jeopardizes apple exports and the passage to Damascus of Druze college students.
Israel's best strategy should Hamas renew the violence is not escalation but responding in equal measure, for only tit-for-tat creates a power symmetry that induces cooperation.