Benjamin Netanyahu's approval ratings have plummeted following the ceasefire as a combination of media criticism, attacks from rivals and a general disappointment that the operation failed to yield new security arrangements in Gaza have taken their toll.
The Israeli government is embarking on a low-profile campaign against Qatar, which has emerged as the main backer of Hamas.
The campaign is neither full-scale or official due to the close ties between Washington and Qatar. One of the key elements of the diplomatic drive will be to raise questions over Qatar's suitability to host the 2022 World Cup.
Slightly to his surprise, one suspects, British-born Peter Lerner has become the face of Israel in this latest conflict, an improbable blue-eyed blond who is the antithesis of the usual sabra stereotype.
The wedding of a Jewish-born Israeli woman and an Arab-Israeli man went off successfully in Rishon Letzion in central Israel this week, despite the presence of hundreds of protesters in a parking lot near the banqueting hall.
The protest was organised by Lehava, the Organisation for Prevention of Assimilation in the Holy Land, which has harassed mixed Jewish-Arab couples in the past.
Islamic Jihad leader Khaled al-Batsh complains that Israel is trying to break the Palestinians' will. That is precisely what Israel should be doing. Hamas and Islamic Jihad are, by their own decision, at war with Israel.