Why? Because for Israel, suffering from cognitive dissonance, as Shir Hever has said, the rest of the world does not matter. Because it knows it can pretty well do what it wants with impunity other than the occasional verbal scolding and a few diplomatic recalls. Viewing Israel fundamentally as the last colonial outpost of western civilization in the Middle East, the western world, (the Anglo-sphere in reality) - Europe, Australia, Canada and, in particular, the U.S. - have too many economic and political interests invested in Israel to take a stand beyond the perfunctory. What kind of possible intervention is really politically feasible? Hope lies not with governments but only with progressive movements across the globe.