... the US withdraws in peace, and in a couple of years there is another political crisis. What will happen then? One definite and foreseeable result of the Bush invasion of Iraq was the empowerment of IraN. Israel was the only country where essentially the entire population was for the Iraq invasion. (In the US, only 60% supported it.) Unfortunately, the vast majority of Israelis lack the capacity to think rationally about geo-political matters. Is it congenital paranoia, inexperience, or both?
Palestinians call general strike in J'lem Old City over police conduct, settler violence (Haaretz)
from the article: Will the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq threaten Saudi Arabia and Israel?