Issacharoff's MESSy report is by no means a question of confusion. His attempt to simplify what is going on now is a deliberate attemt to throw some purple haze into the debate - the usual strategy. He and his compadres know very well what Netanyahu is and they are doing their best to excuse this. However, your analysis that Obama wants peace and that Netanyahu does not is spot on right.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: Is Obama's problem that Netanyahu is a Republican at heart?