Wednesday was a strange day, but the murmurings had begun early last week, after ISIL (the name changes almost weekly, and we need to find a permanent acronym for these insane religious extremists) trapped thousands of Yazidis on a mountain in Iraq, murdered thousands of Christians and took over a major dam, cities all over Iraq and even towns on the Syria and Turkish border. They threaten the entire region and parts of Europe. They run wild like the gang in A Clockwork Orange, killing and slaughtering, raping and pillaging wherever they go. There are cells everywhere, but nowhere more so than on Israel’s doorstep. Even Hamas cannot control them, and Al Qaeda rejected them as crazies. America is a nice ally, but a naïve one, and thank you for the Iron Domes.
But in the end Israel is probably going to have to make some very hard choices, working with Abbas at the PA, who should be credited for tamping down what could have been a huge disaster on the West Bank in the last month. They will have to deal with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan as middlemen when they go up against Qatar, Turkey, Iran and only God knows who else.