It is irrelevant if Obama is well liked,or if Obama likes Israel or not. the ties between the two are stronger than any US president,or Israeli PM. They are not based on liking or totaly agreeing. They need each other more than some posters like to admit,but they know it to be so.
Suspected assailant in car-ramming attack in West Bank shot (Haaretz)
from the article: Why do Israelis dislike Barack Obama?