Israel is worried. The protests have already led to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, Israel's closest Arab ally. I met Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, for an exclusive interview at his office in Jerusalem.
As the US finally announced that it is reinstating an ambassador to Syria, Israel needs to consider some gestures to ease the negative attention it has received and start looking to the North to resolve its own disputes with Syria.
The Turkish government, in a host of statements and actions -- many by a prime minister who wants to have his cake and eat it too -- that has been treating Israel not like an ally but more like an enemy.