The settlements are just a phony issue. Obama insisted that settlement building should stop and this set back the chance for peace way back. There were always talks (that Arafat and Abbas turned down) before this. This just helps the "Palestinians" stall so they can pursue their real desire - all of Israel.
Ex-FM Lieberman: Firebomb attack in Jerusalem a reminder that norm is Arab terror against Jews (Haar
from the article: 'Palestinians will give U.S. more time to relaunch peace talks'