Israel has lost the initiative because it is unwilling to acknowledge the rightful demands of the Palestinians. So far, the mostly peaceful expressions of criticism, the rejection of racist Israeli policies (occupation, siege of Gaza, a long list indeed) by Palestinians and Egyptians are interpreted as riots, hatred etc. The master race still judges the two-legged beasts...
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
from the article: Israel may have missed its chance for Mideast peace