"Obama's advisers are worried about his lack of popularity and the expressed feeling that he is hostile to Israel. They believe this seriously harms his ability to advance the peace process with the Palestinians." Then those advisors are delusional. The Israeli public understand perfectly well why they don't like what Obama is attempting. The Israelis are only paying lip-service to the concept of a fair and equitable peace, because what they really want is to have their cake and eat it too i.e. to have Abbas invite them to take what they want and to leave the scaps for the Pals. So if Obama thinks that explaining what he is trying to do will lead to greater support from the Israelis then he is dreaming, precisely because there is a massive disconnect between what the Israelis *say* and what the Israelis *do*.
Nigeria says troops destroy extremist camp, rescue 178 people (AP)
from the article: Obama sends Rabin memorial video, in bid to woo Israelis