IF AS REPORTED THE US WILL ABSTAIN ON A sECURITY cOUNCIL RESOLUTION ON JERUSALEM HOUSING,ISRAEL, SHOULD RESPOND IN A TOUGH AND UNAMBIGUOUS MANNER.
Firstly in light of the embarressment and disgusting treatment given to the PM ,Israel should say publicly-"enough is enough"-either you are our friend or you are out to lead us to the slaughter.Until you make up your mind,Ambassador Mitchell will no longer be welcome to deal with us for an unspecified time (after the Congressional elections!).In the meantime he should spend time with the new close allies of the US like Libya,Syria and even Iran.
The Govt of Israel should publicly state that since it cannot trust a partnership with the Obama administration,it will proceed with contingency plans for dealing with Iran on its own.
If the resolution is not vetoed,Israel should announce that immediately after the 10 month moratorium is finished a whole series of building including E-1 will take place.
The Washington Post in some op-ed described Obama as vindictive against Israel.Yes this is a TOUGH TIME.However, at the end of the day, Israel must hang tough,and it will surely be just another blip on the screen.