You're aware of the political clout he's got to maneuver around because of the upcoming elections, and one thing that WAS emphasized everywhere was that this meeting was choreographed down to the finest little detail - there would be NO ruffling of feathers(although gritting of teeth was authorized). This suggests that this meeting was directly oriented towards those elections...just as the end of Netanyahu's "10 month freeze" was specifically timed to coincide with the final few weeks leading up to them. Obama may just be playing the cards Bibi dealt him. So anyway, some of us are still holding out for Obama to take a more proactive and aggressive intitiative once the November hurdle is over with. One thing for sure though... in the long run, this issue is certainly going to put his integrity to the test.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: An excellent meeting