Pres Obama could not look in the eye any Arab leader- who the US needs to try and keep happy far more than it does Israel- if he accepts this position without very significant challenge, and frankly without sanctions or a huge counter offer. Maybe Netanyahu has something up his sleeve, but am surprised he is willing to so embarrass the US president. Barak is a disgrace, but no real news there.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Palestinians: Israel vow to halt settlements is void