So ends Bibi's delusion of special friendship, of being a superpower.
On a regional level Israel is a heavy weight, on a world level Israel needs US backing.
Our Dear Leader Bibi The Smart ended up believing that it was all about winking, making Chevy Chase faces and other acts that kept him being voted.
What can work with Abbas doesn't work with Putin's USSR.
Like his "friend" Donald he ended up believing that he would be able to pull off the same old trick.
Bibi showed the world that he was lacking what it was needed to end Hamas, this for electoral reasons.
Now that he cannot count on his other "special friend" Donald and that he knows he risks retaliations from the real estates guy, Bibi's bluff is seen by everybody for what it is, a bluff.
Israel cannot start a war against USSR without US support (let's hope that nobody even tries to), Israel cannot even threatens to.
Last but not least Bibi The Smart understood that he lost credibility among his voters.
And this seems to be for him worse than anything else.
As Chairman Mao said "power comes from the barrel of the gun", not from making B-movies faces.