King Abdullah II of Jordan, embraced by the West and his Arab allies, is emerging as a facilitator for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The controversial idea – though not new – could still undermine Netanyahu and erode Israel's relations with moderate Arab countries.
Looking to increase security, Israel dropped leaflets last week warning residents to stay at least 1,000 feet from the border or risk being shot.
Hamas has vowed revenge on Fatah after a shootout between the two factions in the West Bank that left six dead.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates promised Saturday that the US will not 'stand idly by,' but the communist nation's example could be a case study in how to side-step diplomacy.
Though pleased with Obama's meeting with Palestinian President Abbas Thursday, they are waiting to see if the US president will break from decades of failed US policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Many see his decision to deliver a major speech in Egypt as a nod of tacit support for the regime's authoritarian rule.