To the advice givers, at least the well-intentioned among them, here are my two cents: Please show more restraint and greater understanding of Israel's difficult regional situation today.
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The reality is that the Arab Spring hasn't changed Israel's regional position or strategic calculus to any great degree -- at most, it has augmented existing trends.
In periods of change and uncertainty, the most important thing is to keep an open mind and to question old certainties and paradigms. Sure enough, Israel's current political leadership has done nothing of the sort.
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