Has the author forgotten about Israeli withdrawals from west bank cities and the entire Gaza and what the result has been (intifada and war). Or that the both the PA and Hamas still deny the possibility of a Jewish state (while calling for an Islamic state). In other words, Obama is focusing on the one party with a demonstrated willingness to negotiate and ignoring the other party with a stated policy of no negotiation. Its like having Libya on the Human Rights Commission, the inmates run the assylum.
German finance minister says need to limit number of refugees coming to Europe (Reuters)
from the article: Needed: An Israeli peace plan