Bibi had the option of just dragging his feet during Obama presidency and just buy time. Instead he became even more agressive than ever, by this 1600 homes thing. Well, he did this to cause a precipitation, a show... Bibi seeks confrontation with Obama, in order to prove and show to the world who is the boss. Even during Bush Israel did not make such a horrible move on the settlements. Bibi did this in purpose, to defeat Obama in front of everybody, to demostrate the real power of Israel lobby and to make Obama feel really like shit. Mearsheimer and Walt should write a scientific article on what happened.
Fighter jet of unknown nationality 'interfered' with 8 Turkish jets near Syria (Reuters)
from the article: Israel's Titanic moment: Does Obama want Bibi's head?