Mr. Eldar's sober analysis is on the mark. Israelis and Republicans alike have and still do understimate Obama's steally resolve to tackle the ills of the US. He passed the health bill, he makes progress in Afghanistan, he is about to sign an important agreement with the Russians, and will embark on important financian regulatory measures. He is resolved to move the Israeli- Palestinian negotiations into a high gear, expecting substantive results, or else. He has no time for fools or for obstructionists and prevaricators like Netanyahu. He got his number and he does not like him. Israel , regretably has positioned itself aginst the interests of the US. Well, there is a heavy price to pay for this folly.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu and Obama are at point of no return