The only way to make mideast peace progress is for the American president to get tough with Israel. Israel is the one profitting by avoiding peace. As long as this is possible, Israel will continue to avoid peace. The only way to change this routine is for the American president to force Israel to freeze construction and make good faith, fair minded, peace efforts. This will take extreme action on the part of the president. He will have to put Israels favored relationship with America, including all American support of Israel, on the line. Anything less will fail. Obama doesn't appear to be the guy. Maybe the next one will be better.
Two mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, no casualties or damage reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Why do Israelis dislike Barack Obama?