The USA govt is pushed and pulled by many competing interests and lobbies. The Israel Lobby is an important one, no question, but it is very far from being THE most important one. That honour - without a doubt - belongs to the military/industrial complex. And sitting very close to the top of that complex are two dudes called "Petraeus" and "Mullen". Both are convinced that you are an ignorant, tunnel-visioned dimwit and - far more importantly - they have both managed to convince the POTUS that you are an ignorant, tunnel-visioned dimwit. Sorry, but there you have it.....
Nusra Front in Syria says it has detained U.S.-trained rebels (Reuters)
from the article: It's time for Netanyahu to say yes to Obama