David Ignatius – The U.S. needs to keep nudging Israel on a Gaza fix

administration officials have begun to urge Israel to use this incident to untangle the Gaza mess. U.S. officials hope Israel will take action on its own, before international condemnation grows any louder or another relief convoy tests the blockade. “The humanitarian aperture is not wide enough,” argues the U.S. official. “We need to convince the Israelis that not everything can be made into a weapon.”

The administration has communicated at a senior level its fear that the Israelis sometimes “care about their equities, but not about ours.”

This cautionary message — that Israel must act as a more reliable and responsible partner — may be the most important one conveyed this week.

via David Ignatius – The U.S. needs to keep nudging Israel on a Gaza fix.

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