"Nevertheless, the official Israeli position as expressed by Olmert contradicts the views of a majority of Americans, who favor a speedy pullout." To an American, that translates: "Prolong the exposure of US soldiers because that's what AIPAC wants". So now we will see the clique of major "pro-Israel" organizations in the US using their considerable clout in Congress to move against the wishes of most Americans to get out of Iraq.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel sees rapid exit from Iraq endangering Jordanian regime