For the longest time, Israel did as it wanted. Because Israel wanted it then America also wanted it. In order to maintain good relations with America, much of the world tolerated Israels behavior without objection. Whether it was laying waste to a neighboring nation, killing a thousand civilians, hijacking a ship in international waters, punishing more than a million people for voting wrong in an election, or dispatching a hit squad to commit murders in friendly nations, Israel got its way. Just because that has been going on for so long, it doesn't mean it will go on forever. Israel needs to develop a way of dealing with disappointment.. It will come in handy in the months and years ahead.
In three days, Greek coastguard rescues 2,500 migrants (Reuters)
from the article: Israel to UN: Lebanon Gaza-bound ship is unnecessary provocation