Israel is like the man who is playing his opponent in checkers when the game has shifted to chess. She is making the assumption that the next intifada will be contested on the same basis as the past. This is mind numbingly stupid. She has succeeded in alienating almost the entire world populace. At the same time she has succeeded in forging alliances between the Palestinians and her strongest allies. Hard to top that one. Unless her economy is self sufficient and she can exist as an island, she has turned a slam dunk into the real possibility she could lose. Friends don't let friends drive drunk, but how do you tell a country that she has over imbibed on arrogance.
Russia: U.S. plan to provide air cover for Syrian rebels undermines Damascus fight on ISIS (Reuters)
from the article: The U.S. will no longer turn a blind eye to Israeli settlements