I'll point out that General Petraeus is giving testimony to the Senate Arms Services Committee right this very moment. Interesting timing, that, since it has been reported in the US media (but not by the Israeli media, I'll note) that this Administration's all-new get-tough stance has been driven by a urgent warning that Petraeus sent to the Joint Chief's in January. The message: CENTCOM was being told by, well, anyone and everyone that Israeli intransigence (and American kowtowing) is putting his GI's at Very Grave Risk. Petraeus clearly believed what he was hearing, hence that dire warning to Mullen who, obviously, in turn thoroughly spook the White House. Gonna be interesting to see if any of the Senators have the balls to ask Petraeus to comment on that January briefing..... Maybe not; the food and drink at the AIPAC conference is too good to pass up, so why ask questions that can get you into hot water with The Lobby....
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: It's time for Netanyahu to say yes to Obama