It is true that Obama faces constraints in how far he can push Israel, especially with regard to Jerusalem. After all, he has to deal with right-wing Jewish and Christian lobbies. But, if he really has some guts, he can make it clear that any additional settlement construction, anywhere, will result in an immediate cutoff of American support...military, economic, and political.
French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king (Reuters)
from the article: ANALYSIS / Netanyahu senses Obama's weakness on Jerusalem