Mr Kerry, Israel is NOT the deciding factor in the Middle East. Nor should it be the only concern of the US in the Middle East. As far as Syria is concerned its trauma is the focus and any issue arising must be related to Syria NOT Israel. Israel is an American obsession that is not helpful to the US, nor to Israel nor to any other country in the Middle East.
Route 1 to Jerusalem reopened to traffic as fire outside of Jerusalem continues (Haaretz)