I see Israel as a nonstop disruption campaign that the west dropped on top of a key strategic zone. I don’t really know what people are talking about when they say Israel controls this or Israel is behind that. What is “Israel”? Who specifically are they referring to when they say that? The official government? Mossad? Jewish plutocrats? Who?
I refer to the empire as “US-centralized” only because that’s where the majority of the firepower is stashed, not because I see “America” as an actual thing which controls everyone else. I see a collaboration between plutocrats and defense/intelligence agencies which doesn’t seem to care about the lines drawn between nations beyond the extent to which they can use and exploit them. It’s those people running things, and they live in the US, the UK, Israel and elsewhere.
Near as I can tell Israel functions as the jab hand of the empire against its rival; the closer weapon more frequently used but to less devastating effect than the right power hand of the US military. But to say either hand is in control is nonsense; it’s the power-driven collaboration of plutocrats and defense/intelligence agencies who use governments as weapons to advance their agendas.