The fact that the president of United States would reportedly tell that to the prime minister of Israel is a reflection of a very shallow understanding of Israeli politics.
Leaders say bad things about other leaders. What’s the news in that? We know what Pres. Obama thinks of Netanyahu, he said it with the microphones on standing next to Pres. Sarkozy in Paris. I remember reading in one of the Israeli dailies some commentary by a columnist, Nahum Barnea I believe, who was chuckling at how inept the sound engineers were. The fact that Obama said something ugly about Netanyahu was dismissed by the writer as of little significance and certainly no surprise.
And yes, the US can be influenced and moved, that is the nature of our government.
Again, what is the point here?
I take it you agree with my other observations.