I agree completely with what you say. It is very sad that morality has to take second place to pragmatism when the complexity of international relations demands. I'm sure Obama wishes that he were not dragged down by all these considerations. Re rolling up the sleeves & doing something about it: I think the Palestinians should take Israel to court over their many oppressive illegal acts - such as operation Cast Lead, or the recent overnight bombing of a private plastic rainwater tank factory that had taken 12months to set up. There should be accountability and reparation for all these crimes.
from the article: Thank you, Obama, for showing the Israeli left your true colors