Noting will terminate the notion of peace negotiations faster than a war. That is probably why Israel's government started talking up a war in Gaza two months ago and started major provocations last month. A war every year keeps the peace negotiations at bay. A year from now 'Ketzar' Obama will be castrated by republican victories in the mid-term elections and totally unable to pursue peace in the mid-east. Another round of kicking the crap out of Gaza will do the job.
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's looming war in Gaza: Can Obama stop it before it starts?