Negotiators know the 'temporary', 'back room' and 'gentlement's agreements' are ways of putting the camel's nose under the tent and then it can not be reversed. Each new American administration tries some 'nose forward'. If there ever is peace in ME and israel is to be compromised, what does the USA expect to get out of it? Consumers of deoderant and Mickey Mouse films? Arab culture doesn't want much of what USA offers and we can get oil anywhere; what do they offer? Why compromise Israel. I say: No deal.
Five people hurt in fire at Germany refugee station (Reuters)
from the article: Obama offered Netanyahu a gentlemen's agreement on Jerusalem