Bombing is crazy and will start an endless war with yet unimagined consequences. But such considerations seem irrelevant. It's all domestic politics, in Israel and in the US. Who knows whether Netanyahu really wants to bomb, but even if he isn't keen on it, how does he explain not going through with it after all that brave talk? Without looking like a phony or a fool, that is? And if he is going to do it, he has to do it before the US election. After that he loses his grip on US politics. Which is why Efraim Halevy's comment is spot on.
Sinai bomb attack could have targeted peacekeepers, official says (AP)
from the article: Stopping the crazed Israeli desire to bomb