http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4082463,00.html, June 15, 2011
Obama lacks the domestic backing to effectively pressure Israel, which has recently gained in bi-partisan support on Capitol Hill and among constituents, while Obama lost the "Bin Laden Bounce" and is struggling with a less-than-50% approval rating.
Jerusalem Post, June 11, 2011, June 11, 2011
Pro-Israel feelings up since 2009, according to a CNN telephone survey of adult Americans; 82% say Israel is a friend or ally of the United States.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (fes) organization, June 03, 2011
The enthusiastic reception – by Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, doves and hawks - to Prime Minister Netanyahu's May 24, 2011 speech before a joint session of the US Congress reflected the unique relationship between the United States and Israel. The ties between the US and Israel resemble a triple-braided cord, which is not easily broken, consisting of shared values and mutually-beneficial economic and security interests.
YnetNews, Opinion Section, May 25, 2011
The May 20, 2011 meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama highlighted the unbridgeable gap between the two.
Foxnews.com, May 24, 2011
Israel votes with the US - at the UN - about 95% of the time. However:
While America's standing in the Middle East couldn't get much lower, you wouldn't know it looking at the U.S. foreign aid budget. Of proposed U.S. assistance for 2012, almost two-thirds is earmarked for Muslim nations and one-third goes to Arab countries. Yet, despite those billions in aid, opinion polls show most Arab citizens still have an unfavorable view of America and most Muslim nations routinely vote against U.S. interests in the United Nations.
YnetNews.com Opinion Section, May 21, 2011
On November 2, 2010, the US electorate decided that President Obama was detached from domestic reality, and therefore dealt the Democratic Party a devastating defeat in federal and state legislatures, as well as in gubernatorial elections. In his May 19, 2011 speech on the Middle East, the President proved himself detached from Middle East reality as well.
Interview by Frank Gaffney, Secure Freedom Radio, May 19, 2011
President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu should focus on the smothering Middle Eastern "sand storms" originating in every Arab country and not on the Middle Eastern "tumbleweeds," such as the Palestinian issue.
Israel Resource Review, May 19, 2011
Reading a Tom Friedman column on Bibi and Barack is to take a step into a virtual reality show, where the director, Tom Friedman, says there will be no connection to any real facts or any real history.
YnetNews Opinion Section, May 17, 2011
President Obama intends to leverage the elimination of Bin Laden and intensify pressure on Israel. However, the capability of an American President to exert pressure in the international arena is a derivative of his domestic clout, especially when it comes to pressuring the Jewish State.
Jerusalem Post, May 02, 2011
Technology developed by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is assisting NATO launch accurate missile strikes against Gaddafi forces in Libya.