A widening political chasm separates Israel and the EU on the Palestinians. But, in private, senior European officials say that Jerusalems caricature of Europe as innately hostile is now an obstacle to recognizing critical policy convergence on Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia
Israelis, diffident about Diaspora ties and crises, need to wake up: the U.S. aid that's deterred major wars since 1973 isn't automatic, and U.S. Jews are instrumental in securing it
Now that Iran is capable of circumventing the nuclear weapons 'red line, it is critical that two new ministers of defense, Hagel and Ya'alon, coordinate closely to prevent the U.S. and Israel from being further outflanked.
American analysts David Makovsky and Amanda Sass say Israels non-strike against Iran means it is keeping its options open, while avoiding once-familiar tensions with the U.S.