The Israeli government has been told, or got the message anyway, that the US wants calm in the Middle east right now, as it gets ready to try to get its army out of Iraq. Interestingly it seems that even the killing of Gemayel (whoever did it, and for whatever goal) is not going to be allowed to disrupt the calm. Fox News which is basically Bush News has dropped the story way down its web site this morning. After the initial recriminations, looks like teh White House doesn't want to run with it. The US obviously really does need Syria and Iran's help bad.
U.S. Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: Security cabinet nixes dramatic steps to counter Qassams from Gaza