Arab spring leads to the Arab winter. Sho 'Nuff. Israel about to get a cold shoulder from people they used to pay a lot of money to pretend to be friends with.
Notice there are plenty of people in Tel Aviv beginning to realize that out of several possible futures, they have allowed some ranting ultraracist maniacs to steer the nation into a situation in which it is absolutely doomed. These jeeniuses took over the helm after they killed Rabin and have been doing a swell job ever since. There isn't a single wrong move they have not taken.
Rabin would have given up a little land, it would have achieved some stability and allowed the country to build up a little more infrastructure and it's population. The two peoples might have found an uneasy alliance that could've lasted fifty years. It didn't mean they would have to stop hating each other, but Rabin knew that with peace might come strength for the country. So of course, they shot him. He was making way too much sense.
Turkey sending troops into Syria. Freaking powderkeg. Don't sneeze.
As a group in terms of large scale dynamics, men have no control over their fates. They are machines driven like automatons by biological forces they are not aware of or bright enough to understand.
Individuals, on the other hand, are always a wild card. The individual will always surprise you. You cannot say any one particular individual is doomed. There is always the chance that an individual person could survive through brains, willpower, foresight, cunning, fierceness, happenstance or just dumb luck. The masses are however, utterly doomed. I say it with certainty. For them, there is no hope at all. Anybody investing time in the primary institutions is wasting their energy being a beautiful loser. That is a battle that has been concluded. For example, if I was lobbying for a civil defense program, that would be idiotic and a total boondoggle. On the other hand, trying to create and share a civil defense program of my own with my own individual effort is bound to help somebody somewhere. That's how I see it.