"Shas chairman Eli Yishai said on Sunday that his party would take this step "if it is made clear in a letter from the president of the United States that construction will take place in Jerusalem immediately" Obama can't do that, can he? It contardicts US policy. It contradicts US criticism of buillding annoucements over the last week or two. It effectively would give US blessing to Israeli annexation of East Jersualem. I don't see how, Obama can do all that and still retain a shred of dignity and decency. And presumably if he doesn't do that, Shas vote against this plan. Doesn't look to me like fat lady has sung.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Clinton: Netanyahu's settlement freeze plan is 'very promising'