Obama is proving times and again his desire to avoide confrontation at all cost. The latest is his total giving in to the GOP regarding the Bush tax cuts. Netanyahoo has the upper hand here, Obama is going to a one term president. The only thing Bibi needs to do his play for time for the next year and half.
Israeli soldier lightly wounded after being hit by car south of Hebron (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama's show of strength against Netanyahu