This is one of those times when this website becomes less of a media outlet and more of a mouthpiece. "Abbas has said peace talks could resume only if settlement building stopped, a demand rejected by the United States which has echoed Israel in calling for negotiations, suspended for nearly a year, to start without preconditions. " The demand is not rejected by the United States at all. Israel agreed to this demand already anyway ...the Road Map. Settlements are to be stopped, then dismantled. ...yes, that's right...dismantled. not strengthened, prolonged, shifted, negotiated, repackaged ......dismantled.
Red Cross: Scale of sexual violence in South Sudan is unprecedented (Reuters)
from the article: EU, Obama: Settlement construction could threaten peace progress