Having Obama push the peace process gives legitimacy to Netanyahu's supposed willingness to achieve peace. The truth, as most people know, is that Netanyahu has every intention of talking about peace, endlessly if possible, but no intention of allowing peace. For him and his puppetmasters it is all about the land. Time has run out though. Even if Netanyahu were amenable to peace it would not matter. Smart Israelis are preparing for one very different state.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Senators call on Obama to push for peace talks on Israel visit