The Palestinians do not have a nation. This puts them at a huge disadvantage in dealing with Israel. To make it worse, Israel is inclined toward expansion rather than peace. This makes progress in direct peace negotiations between the two sides impossible, as we have seen over the years and decades. Only America can change the equation and this is by enforcing Americas long time policies which have so far gone unenforced. We should not care a fig whether Obama is popular with Israelis. This is the most trivial idea imaginable and comes from the Israel-centric universe. Obama should do the right thing and enforce America policies and let the Israelis cooperate or get left out.
Fear of rioting, disorder prompt at Temple Mount prompt restrictions on Muslim worshiper (Haaretz)
from the article: Memo to Obama: Two little Hebrew words make all the difference