Despite a renewed push for Middle East peace by President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, the Palestinian track holds little promise and the threat of Iran continues to loom large. Not even six months since Israel’s last hot conflict with Gaza, rockets are being fired again, and the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank is in disarray and refuses to return to the negotiating table. Iran’s regional influence and proxy war against Israel, through Hezbollah in particular, is heating up, while the Obama Administration reiterates its commitment to Israel’s security. Are we on the brink of a breakthrough? a major war? or a new era of containment?