As of Last week, a US role is pretty irrelevant with the Palestinians. So now Netanyahu has the challenge of trying to make the US relevant and lure the Palestinians to the table, unless he really wants the UN overwhelmingly recognizing Palestine. Obama might have had some gravitas with the UN and with the Arab world to help on this. But that has been squandered by the errant schoolboy lecture. The train is already moving Bibi.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: 'Obama trying to head off trainwreck at UN in September'