My suggestion is that the Palestinians should offer Obama that they NOT demand a freeze, but for 3 months only. In return, the US should promise not to demand it again from them, to agree not to veto a Palestinian state resolution in the UNSC, and to give them a fraction of the monetary benefits offered to Israel. This will constitute a double victory for the Palestinians: Israel will not receive free gifts and Netanyahu will look like a loser, plus actual benefits for the PA. Much gain for a cheap price. But time is pressing; Abbas must do it before good but weak Obama gives in to Netanyahu's extortion.
Three homemade bombs in Egypt's Alexandria wound two (AP)
from the article: Abbas in Cairo to discuss U.S. settlement freeze offer to Israel