As of Wednesday afternoon, though, it appears one head of the security forces was not in agreement with the PM's policy of appeasement in Gaza - Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announced his resignation and called for new elections.
Israel's Defense Minister resigned in protest Wednesday after accusing the country's leaders of "surrendering to terrorism" by agreeing to a cease-fire with militants in the Gaza Strip. "We are buying short-term calm for long-term harm to security".
Lieberman said all of the members of his party will quit Israel's ruling coalition in the 120-member parliament, and that means Netanyahu only holds a slender Knesset majority (61-59) seats to maintain the coalition.
Liberman concluded his prepared statement by calling for elections to be held "at the soonest possible date". "But together with the heads of the security forces, I see the overall picture of Israel's security, which I can not share with the public", the prime minister said Tuesday.
But late on Tuesday, the joint command of the Palestinian armed factions in Gaza said in a statement they would abide by a ceasefire "as long as the Zionist enemy does the same".
Israelis learned about the latest Gaza ceasefire following a two-day, 500-rocket barrage from the likes of Hamas and Al Jazeera.
Lieberman also cited the earlier decision to allow $15 million in cash from Qatar to be transferred in suitcases across the border to Hamas as the second factor forcing his decision. This contradicted a government leak, most likely from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself, that acceptance of the ceasefire had been unanimous.
Houston Rockets & Carmelo Anthony In "Crisis" Talks Over His Role With Team
It would not surprise me if we hear of some personal issues between Carmelo and the coaching staff as this story develops. The Rockets are off to a 4-7 start, and Anthony is playing at a career-worst efficiency rate.
On Wednesday, Gazan demonstrators burned pictures of Lieberman and candies were handed out in the streets, while Hamas called his resignation a "victory". Iolo ap Dafydd reports from Gaza City.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the decision to step back from a full-blown conflict as a unified one made by his Security Cabinet and based on the military's recommendations.
Beyond Lieberman´s resignation, several hundred Israelis living near the border with Gaza staged a protest to call for further action against its Islamist rulers Hamas.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett, from the Jewish Home party, was highly critical of Lieberman's performance as defense minister - and is expected to seek out the position for himself.
The Egyptian-brokered truce was announced by Gaza militant groups, including Hamas, on Tuesday.
After two days of fighting sparked by the deaths of seven Palestinians and one Israeli soldier, Israel's cabinet agreed to a cease-fire on Tuesday, the BBC reported.
"We come out today, celebrating the victory of the resistance, the victory of the Qassam and the victory of the Palestinian resistance here on the mighty land of Gaza", Radwan said.