Israelis want to be hugged and kissed before ending the occupation?

Why do Israelis dislike Barack Obama?

Bradley Burston asks the question in Haaretz but can’t understand why the US (and the world) doesn’t treat Israel with the respect it supposedly deserves. Kid-gloves are no longer enough when dealing with the Jewish state. An occupation that has lasted decades won’t simply end because Obama makes pretty speeches. Only serious pressure will work (something Obama has not been doing.)