Israel will not offer any sort of deal the Palestinians can stomach unless the US first turns its back on Israel. When the military aid and the extraordinary diplomatic support stop Israel will finally start to get interested in a just settlement. Obama is simply setting the stage. At the end of the one year time limit, the talks will be declared a failure and Israel will have the blame. The US public will be better prepared for withdrawal of US support. Israel will see an end of US aid and support, and will see its goods and services embargoed in Europe. Israel will act tough for a while, but Israel will have to eventually fold. Then the real peace talks can start.
Russia is not and will not launch infantry operations in Syria, says senior lawmaker (Reuters)