Can President Obama oust Benjamin Netanyahu and replace him with someone more agreeable to the Islamist cause?
Obama has no actual control over Israeli politics. But he could(and likely did) link US military aid to Israel's cooperation inmaintaining peace with the Palestinians. He also… apparentlyauthorized the NSA to eavesdrop on Netanyahu, notably in a 2010meeting with Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. President Obama stated, "At this sensitive moment in Jerusalem itis all the more important for Israeli and Palestinian leaders andordinary citizens to work cooperatively together to lower tensions,reject violence, and seek a path forward towards peace." Fourrabbis were killed at a Jerusalem Mosque in a lone wolf act ofworkplace violence. Disputes such as this have increased as Israelhas repeatedly bullied their neighbors. Jerusalem is the locationof the Dome on the Rock, an ornate Islamic shrine built in 691 andIslam's third holiest site as it marks the spot of Abraham'soffering of Ishmael and the Prophet Mohammed heavenward ascent.President Obama would like the 1967 borders restored which wouldreturn this site to the Caliphate. Because of Israeliintractability, President Obama may be forced to work for a moreco-operative Israel. (MORE)