"Obama realized [...] that removing settlements alone would not solve the conflict." That just cannot be true. Marcus, you are inventing. Surely Obama cannot be that deluded as to have thought that removing settlements alone would solve the conflict. But it is a necessary first step into that direction. As long as it is not taken, the occupation cannot end. As long as there is occupation, no Palestinian state can be established, and neither peace nor security can come to Israel.
Suspect Bangkok bomber arrested, found with possible bomb-making materials (Reuters)
from the article: There's no peace of the weak