Weren't we assured during the campaign of Barack Obama's "unwavering support for Israel" -- a phrase that was used repeatedly by him and his campaign? Newsweek writes:
Obama himself, in his remarks, signaled strongly that his approach to the Mideast would immediately move from unswerving and unquestioning support of Israel, as seen in the last eight years, to more of a broker's role. While making the requisite commitment to Israel's security-and its right to respond to rocket fire from Gaza-he also said it was unacceptable to permit "a future without hope for the Palestinians." He called for an immediate opening of the Gaza border, which must have come to a surprise to those Israelis lulled to sleep by Bush's permanent endorsement of Israel's every action over the last eight years.
The Gaza crossing was closed in response to terror attacks -- to prevent them from happening, or at least make them more difficult to supply with weapons. Once they are open under US pressure how likely will it be that Israel will ever be able to close them again, especially when President Obama talks about the need to give Palestinians "hope".