Israel's international credit to pound Gaza is running out
World pressure on Israel to reach a cease-fire is mounting, will rise even more if a ground offensive is launched. If Netanyahu is interested in calm, he would do better to initiate a stop to hostilities, and not just wait for an offer.
On Friday, as Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the cameras at the safe room of the air force's Tel Aviv headquarters, he spent a few minutes recounting the conversations he had on the phone with a few world leaders – Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Stephen Harper, David Cameron and Francois Hollande.
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