If Obama want a peace deal then changing the playing field is the only way, since current Israel Gov. will not put C areas or E. Jerusalem on the table. Declaring a PA state then restart talks maybe the only way now but Settlers and Zionists will not take this lose without a major fight. It would also be dangerous for PA, unless it can reform with Hamas at some level before a state is declared or Israel would simply crush the PA before UN fully acts.
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, in blow to U.S. plan (Reuters)
from the article: Obama's defeat will definitely not be Netanyahu's victory