You write: “Obama and Netanyahu agree Israel is facing existential danger as a Jewish, democratic state.” If this were true there would be no problems between the two men. The very opposite is the case. The problem is not only about Obama’s position on what Abba Eban called the “Auschwitz borders”, but Obama’s inability to understand the danger to Israeli coming from Hamas, Hizbullah, Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, jihadists in Turkey, apocalyptic return of the Mahdi seeking and nuclear war desiring Iranian regime and his absurd belief that Syrian Assad is a reformer. While Israel is confronted by enemies from seven different points Obama expects Israel to risk its security for what exactly? - a solution that is highly unlikely and runs counter to Israel’s enemies’ core beliefs.
UN agency warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees due to lack of funding (AP)
from the article: Netanyahu-Obama collision course has been temporarily averted