Approval ratings towards Americans from the eyes of foreign coutnries have increased, dramatically, in every country except Israel and Iraq. Iraq is easy to see, over 100K civilians killed in an invasion and war. But Israel is more difficult. The relationship between US and Israel has changed with this new President; peace is a front burner issue and Mitchell is dedicated for daily pushing of the process. The "carte-blanche" no longer exist from the White House ( of Bush) to Israeli leaders and that could be disturbing. Americans are rethinking their expenditures overseas and trying to figure out what we get from these activitries.
Israeli soldier collapses, dies from heatstroke during visit to Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli mockery of Obama's Nobel is pure chutzpah