Up to September 11, Israel was the main strategic partner of US in Middle East.. Nowadays the Gulf States are desperately needing US attention too. Somehow it is good to see that Israel is not alone to detain extremists... Although I disagree, more and more non-radical Arab nations are seeing that the Palestinian issue is not the core problem of Middle East...
Fear of rioting, disorder at Temple Mount prompt restrictions on Muslim worshiper (Haaretz)
from the article: Top Democrat: Our policy on Iraq won't imperil Israel, leave chaos