It appears to me that Israel is damaging itself and possibly isolating itself in the international arena by this action. It shows an unwillingness to cooperate in finding a positive solution. As it stands, Israel may have support of some/most of the American politicians and power brokers, but it is rapidly losing support of the average American. During various cocktail parties and pool gatherings, the subject of the Middle East comes up and invariably turns to the treatment of the Palestinian people and Israel's warlike tendencies. We've heard all of the arguments about Israel's right to exist etc,.but the American people are getting worn out by war and aggression.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Israel to snub foreign envoys who meet with Hamas ministers