so it's high time israel started to listen and take some advice from Obama and Hilary clinton, specifically that the resumption of negotiations is vital to both Israel and Palestine. The two recent announcements of further building in occupied areas is an outrageous and perverse thumbing of the nose and provocation, at a time when thoughful wise restraint was needed. Bibi has one chance to redeem himself, and that is to open negotiations as soon as possible without conditions. He doesn't have to fromally announce a freeze, just implement it off the record. When the Palestinian tsunami comes, it will be too late. Bibi, the man that refused to relate to the problem except by repression, will be obliged to deal with the new state he strove so long to undermine and prevent. irony of ironies.