Ross and Hale are irrelevant and ineffective extras in a rigged game. As an American, I find it ironic that the US will cut off Palestiinian aid to the tune of $450 million, but will be cajoled into to again bailing the Israeli government out to the tune of several additional billion dollars per year after the veto, to insure "regional stability in the ME". When the PA shuts it's doors and hands Israel back the keys, let's see if Netanyahu has the intestinal fortitude for the blowback from the Israelis who will get to pick up the tab for the implementation of the one state solution. The bluff will be called - nice one, Bibi, you're running out of feet to shoot yourself in.
U.S. State Dept. 'deeply concerned' about Israel's approval of new settlement construction (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. envoys urge Abbas to reconsider Palestinian statehood bid