"excellent analysis by bradley burston", said you. I think so too. Which means that one of us has, most likely, missed some of his points. Could this be one of them? : "The grievances of the Palestinians are just." "Diplomacy cannot be carried out by public humiliations or grandious speeches." (CJK) Most certainly. Nor by unilateral moves, nor by calling the leader of the opposing side a "not yet feathered chick", hardly six months after he had been elected by a clear majority of his people.
Monitor: Airstrikes hit Islamic State stronghold in Syria, killing at least 13 (Reuters)
from the article: Why do Israelis dislike Barack Obama?