How It's Playing In The Middle East

by Patrick Appel

Marc Lynch analyzes yesterday's meeting between Obama and Netanyahu:

...the Arab media is highlighting the wide chasm between Obama's and Netanyahu's position on Palestinian issues, to Obama's benefit, and not any supposed convergence on Iran.  That will only last until the first serious test, of course -- over settlements most likely. His response to that first test will crystallize Arab views of his seriousness and credibility.