Clinton (and presumably Obama) are absolutely right to move past red herrings like settlement building, and to the end game with deadlines. Hopefully the Palestinians will agree to start the talks; and then it will be fascinating to watch the Israelis try and squirm around to an excuse to avoid the talks, and certainly to achieving anything with them. Well done Clinton, good luck in sticking to the plan, no doubt in the face of huge pressure from lobbies in Israel and the US.
Death toll in Ankara blasts rises to 86 (AP)
from the article: Israel: Palestinians to blame for stalled peace talks