BBC News - Ties between Israel and US 'worst in 35 years'
There was suspicion that Obama is a closet anti-Semite, he then reached out to the powerful Jewish community and they ended up rallying around him.
Now, Israeli/US relations are in the toilet. Is this because of Israeli actions alone, or is it because of the Muslim-loving US president, who has a dislike for Jews and Israel?
Israel's ambassador to the US has said that relations between the two countries face their worst crisis for 35 years, Israeli media have reported.
Last week Israeli officials announced the building of 1,600 new homes in occupied East Jerusalem while US Vice-President Joe Biden was visiting.
The move was seen as an insult to the US and Palestinian leaders say indirect talks with Israel are now "doubtful".
EU foreign policy head Baroness Ashton said Israel had put the talks at risk.
Addressing members of the Arab League in Cairo, she said Israel's move had "endangered and undermined the tentative agreement to begin proximity talks".
She added: "The EU position on settlements is clear. Settlements are illegal, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two state-solution impossible."