On August 19th, the conservative Jerusalem Post
"Israel's strikes on the Gaza Strip in response to terror attacks that killed 8 Israelis on Thursday are part of efforts by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to thwart the Palestinians bid for UN statehood recognition Senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath claimed in a statement." 
Officials of Israel's Kadima party, headed by Tzipi Livni and the head of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Shaul Mofaz are pushing for another large-scale military offensive, including a ground invasion, against the Gaza Strip. 
Last week's deadly three-pronged attack by unidentified gunmen on Israeli soldiers and civilians near the Red Sea resort town of Eilat has not yet been linked to any group in Gaza, and both Hamas and the PRC have denied responsibility for the attacks.
Responsibility is defined by Webster's as a "state or fact of having a duty to deal with something. The state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something."
This reporter and Citizen of CONSCIENCE for House of Representatives 2012 states the fact that America's "special relationship" with Israel is not in the best interests of Americans!
I also comprehend that we the people have a "duty to deal" with that!
Case in Point:
In mid-July, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed at a news conference that the Pentagon considers the commercial Internet to be "another operational theater of war"--and that StratCom [United States Strategic Command] and Cyber Command must be ready to take on more offensive roles in combating cyber assaults.