So there will be no way of stopping construction EAST of the settlement blocks? As far as Obama is concerned that's not really a problem, because everybody knows that such construction is Simply A Waste Of Effort on the part of zealots. The construction that has to be frozen - where the *pain* must be felt - is in those "settlements that Israel expects to keep". From Obama's point of view that's what is important, because it is only THAT SORT OF PAIN that can spur Bibi into negotiating a final deal with Abbas. Not the heartburn of a "freeze" east of those blocks because Bibi will certainly enter into any negotiations having already written off *those* settlements in his mind. After all, why should anyone really care how much the sacrificial lambs get fattened up before Bibi hands them over to Abbas?
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Can a U.S.-Israel deal on settlements stop the settlers?