Obama seems to be made of different stuff. He aspires to do what is "right", more than what political considerations dictate, as he did with healthcare. The problem is that he is too soft, both with his Republican opponents and with Israeli ideologues. Mr. Obama, if you want result with the Israeli right wing, shower them with threats, not favors.
Spain investigating ex-IMF chief Rato for fraud (Reuters)
from the article: White House: Obama did not send letter to Netanyahu