These policies are the result of the Blair/Clinton syndrome which guided US policies during the 1990's with the Clinton Presidency. Blair was rejected for the EU Presidency. Obama's policies may change when he understands the same reality that many "posts" have expressed about the complexity of ME politics. Changing his Secretary of State would be a good start, but failures in politics are seldom acknowledged before elections.
Police officer killed, 13 people wounded in car bomb in Turkey's Gaziantep, official says (Reuters)
from the article: Abbas urges Obama to impose Mideast peace solution
Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.01:12 01.05.16 | 5 comments