Had Obama indeed decided on his ME policies, he had exerted more pressure on Israel to make it "amenable to the peace process." So far America's policies are by and large UNCHANGED [[remember the slogan "Change"]]] and still resemble GW Bush's. The U.S. economy does not allow for "Iraq 2003-like" Direct Interventions, so to that extent Obama has changed. But the U.S. doesn't care much for Democracy in counties that produce oil (or weapons in collaboration with U.S. Arms Giants). Nor does it care about the Syrian people. Has they -- they wouldn't have pushed the "Coalition" to start their bloody revolt.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)
from the article: Obama’s Israel visit will be the moment of truth for Netanyahu