Obama has NEVER prevented Israel from building Settlements, yet he persists in demanding that Palestinians must not move forward with alternative efforts at the UN to stop Settlement construction. The JOKE is that Israel agreed to stop Settlement construction AND demolish illegal outposts when it signed the Road Map Agreement over 10 years ago. By the Road Map, all of that HAS to happen BEFORE negotiations begin for core issues and final status.
Week of floods kills 22 in Vietnam (DPA)
from the article: Abbas: Palestinians determined to obtain observer status at UN