In very subtle ways, Americans are beginning to question the "special relationship" it has with Israel. A tiny example: With Cast Lead, my newspaper had an editorial saying Israel "had a right to defend itself." This time it didn't. It was hard to sympathize with the Israelis when they didn't give serious efforts by Gershon Baskin to produce a workable, long-term truce a try.
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)