It's clear what is going on. The USA needs to establish peace in Israel so they have Arab/Muslim support when they bomb Iran's nuclear sites (maybe not by Obama but the next republican president). The peace envisioned includes splitting Jerusalem between the Jewish and Arab populations. Some Israelis obviously see this as a zero sum game and are very unhappy.
U.S. and Russia discuss flight safety in Syria on conference call (Reuters)
from the article: Indyk: If Israel manages alone, it can decide alone