obama thought he could do as he pleased. he simply cannot. had he been more modest, he might have been able to achieve more. netanyahu had made it clear that the freeze would not apply to jerusalem. netanyahu never said that he would stop building in jerusalem. obama, on the other hand, had promissed that there would not be a nuclear iran.
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from the article: The U.S. will no longer turn a blind eye to Israeli settlements