Obama continues to astound me with his dedication. I understand the logic. The United States needs peace in the mideast because the United States squandered what it had left of military and economic power in the last 8 years. If the United States cannot achieve a few basic changes both in it's world situation and it's economic prospects at home it is finished. There is nothing left to squander, nothing left to risk. Any failure will be fatal. So he continues despite the blatant actions of the government of Israel. Netanyahu has made it most clear that there will be no end of settlement expansion and no hope of peace. Still, Obama is going to give it one last try. But he has already surrendered all power he has to influence Netanyahu. And Bibi could care less about the fate of the United States.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Israel, Palestinians trade blame for stalled peace talks