The World's Matthew Bell reports that Israelis are anxiously watching events in the Middle East. What many in the west laud as an "Arab Spring" appears deeply disturbing to Israelis, who worry about what uncertainty lies ahead.
In response to Palestine's victory at the United Nations last week, Israel has announced plans for the expansion of Jewish settlements. Condemnation of those plans has been swift and sharp. Some fear Israel is becoming more isolated diplomatically.
In Israel on Monday, El Al and the Tel Aviv stock exchange were hit by denial of service attacks, effectively shutting down the companies' websites. The attacker were allegedly the work of anti-Israeli Saudi Arabians.