Things look tense in Israel right now and I don't see much momentum to avoid a conflict in any direction.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice agrees with Israel that Hamas is a hostile group: Story here
Israel has declared Gaza hostile: Story here
An anti-Syrian Lebanese MP was killed in a bombing: Story here
Iran says it has plans for airstrikes on Israel: Story here
Israel's incursion on September 6th into Syrian airspace seems to have made the US neocons happy: Story here
It has also generated a threat of "serious consequences" from Syria: Story here
The good news is that threats flowed freely last year at about this time and may be an annual tactic instead of a policy: Story here
It worries me that wars are like avalanches. Easy to start but not so easy to stop.