Two recent polls show that Arab nations have not embraced the president the way other areas of the world have.
At the White House meeting Monday, the Israeli leader emphasized the threat from Iran.
June's pullback is part of the phased withdrawal of US forces. Will it jeopardize hard-won security gains?
Despite capitalism's recently damaged reputation, participants at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East this weekend agreed that minimal regulation was key to growth.
When the leaders meet Monday, the US will push for progress toward a Palestinian state, while Israel will ask for a harder line on Iran.
Ahead of his Monday meeting with Obama, who supports a two-state solution, the Israeli prime minister wants to make Iran's nuclear ambitions the focus of regional diplomacy.
Khouloud el-Faqeeh is part Judge Judy, part Sunday School teacher.