U.S. Officials Hint at Obama's New Peace Tactic: Stand Back and Let the World Confront Netanyahu

According to a report by Peter Beinart, senior U.S. officials believe the president is taking a 'benign neglect' approach to scare Israel's leaders into action vis a vis the Palestinians.

During his second term, U.S. President Barack Obama does not intend to directly confront Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli-Palestinian front. Instead, Obama is expected to stand back and allow the rest of the world - the European Union in particular - to exert international pressure on Netanyahu.