All analysis, in articles such as these, is conspicuously oblivious of the reduced profile of US in the ME. No longer an unchallened superpower, quagmired in Iraq and Afghanistan - and living on China's loan, it is impossible for US to sustain its past policies. Israel does not want to acknowledge this. It won't help. Israel has been behaving like Ostritch since 2003.
Wes Craven, director of 'Scream' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street', dies 76 (Haaretz)
from the article: Let’s stop pretending