Israel is obsessed with west bank expansion. They could not even grant a short freeze on construction at the request of the President of the USA. Any peace plan would end the expansion and would give the Palestinians their long awaited state. Although Israel is very obviously anti-peace, it suits the western leaders to avoid a confrontation. Israel has a good thing going with the American congress and will continue to squeeze this opportunity for all it is worth. America provides no leadership concerning the mideast. America's strategy is to have American troops act as Israel's security force in the mideast. Although most troops have left Iraq, there is enough that remain in country to act as a lightning rod which will trigger rapid reinforcement. America can place 10,000 troops with all supporting equipment anywhere in the mideast inside a week's time. If Israel gets their way and America attacks Iran, there will need to be a LOT MORE troops and supporting units on the front lines.
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from the article: In rebuff to Obama, Abbas says he will send ultimatum to Israel