In the end, Obama must get Israeli cooperation, willing or unwilling, in order to help the Palestinians. Currently, the Israeli government will oppose any American efforts to change the status quo. Obama has some things he can do to change that, but he hasn't done them yet. One gets the feeling that lots of talk has taken place under cover, between American and Israeli governments. It is likely that the friction between America and Israel will get worse before it gets better. This is a good thing, since it forces those wearing masks to remove them and show their true face.
Palestinians, IDF clash in Jalazone after funeral of teen killed by IDF on Friday (Haaretz)
from the article: Palestinians losing faith in Obama administration, poll finds