Syria is the issue of this moment but still there is the context. Israel is in a desperate situation. It's security is weak and getting worse. If it refuses a longer term peace deal with the Palestinians it seems logical that its most likely course will be to pull U.S. troops into Lebanon. Is there really someone who thinks that would work for long? Is there some other option Israel has?
Migrants rush train tracks as Budapest station reopens (dpa)
from the article: Netanyahu’s deceptive tactics obscure strategic success