Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
For what it's worth, I don't think Obama is anti-Israel -- I think he's ineffective. Having read Ron Suskind's Confidence Men, I see this as quintessential Obama administration dithering. The administration managed to talk itself out of serious financial reform and now seems to be talking itself out of serious action toward Iran -- after three years of failing to formulate a clear policy toward the country. Is it any wonder that Israelis are not in the mood for "brave compromises for peace"?