Obama's plan would stop all settlement expansion and require an evacuation from most of them. If Obama can't even get Israel to put a temporary freeze on settlement expansion, how is he going to get Israel to stop completely and give many of them over to Palestinian control? Will he say "Pretty Please"? Will he call for sanctions? Will he cut all American aid? No he will not. Even if he did all these things, Israel would still not give away their settlement enterprise so easily. Since it is obvious that this plan is meant to fail, what is the motivation for moving ahead with it? The usual reason is to provide cover for settlement expansion, but that won't work anymore. It is a waste of time for all who participate in it. It is a waste of time for the media and for those who follow the topic on the media. If Obama has time to waste, that's fine, but is it necessary for him to waste the world's time? let's just table the topic of peace until we get players who are serious about it. Obama is play acting and he is a terrible play actor.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: EU pushing peace plan based on Obama's '1967 borders' speech