Natanyahu looks weak. The generally militaristic and nationalist electorate in Israel will make him pay for that in the election. Bibi chose to mobilize for war against HAMAS and then drew back his hand when faced with; Obama, Mursi, the international media and continuing and defiant HAMAS rocket fire out of Gaza. Iron Dome worked but but the fire out of Gaza continued unabated and Israel faced the possibility that Hizbullah might join in the barrage at some point.
The Palestinians in Gaza are celebrating because in the end the Israelis blinked. pl