Sadly, the Palestinians best chance of achieving statehood is for the next Israeli government to be even more nationalistic and religious then the current one and for Bibi to start building in E1. That this should be the preferred course of events is a terrible indictment of the international community and its support for Israel, almost regardless of what it does. One does have to ask what are the red-lines that if Israel crossed European - and maybe even N. American - states would start to show some real teeth instead of just barking? Obama has been - and continues to be - a tragic disappointment for those of us who hoped that under his watch there might be a 2-state settlement.
Taliban attack police HQ in Kunduz (AP)
from the article: EU mulling ways to press Israel to ditch settlement expansion plan