I have a tendency to play only with people of my wargame club in Toulouse, South West of France. Sometime there is a newbie who comes to discover wargame, and we initiate him into ASL.
I only played two games with VASL. I should restart to play with it, to meet people from other countries...
What I want to say is that EU will maybe have enough power to convince Isreal to do what she asks. You can do it with political, economical... pressure, you don't necessaraly need military force.
It depends on the power EU will have in the future. EU will certainly have more and more influence in Mediterranean, and could have enough means of pressure to force Israel to do what she want. If I understandthe article, it is what it explains.
Mine is that I spend not enough time to think to what I am going to do this turn. The other one is that I don't know the game mechanisms very well, and then make a lot of mistakes when I play.