The US has been taken entirely out of any picture as mediator or mitigation agent of anything. Notice there has not been a peep out of DC about temperance or caution. Bibi and Ehud can do whatever they want with Gaza. Not only no objections. But the US won't pick up any pieces afterward. That destroyed power plant will stay destroyed forever. The only downside for Israel is that Israel has to decide everything and be responsible for its own choices.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel is isolating itself from all its Mideast allies