Not saying cause and effect, but Obama is more dependent on the Jewish vote than Bush ever was. It might not be a make or break for his re-election, but it's a headache he doesn't need. And he's not the most courageous leader in the lot, and congress gave him a bruising for essentially restating long-standing U.S. policy.
U.S. defense contractor accused of copying secret military documents (Reuters)
from the article: Obama is letting Netanyahu off the hook