Obama thinks he can buy peace. How pathetic. The underlying cause of the conflct is religious, and money won't resolve that. The one thing this pathetic bribe will accomplish is the exact opposite of what Obama hopes. It appears to the Palestinians Obama is rewarding the Palestinian Authority for the confrontation with Israel. The obvious lesson is that threats of confrontation get results - money and other concessions. The Arab countries must be laughing to the bank.
Amir Guttfreund, award-winning Israeli author, dies at 52 (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama offers Abbas $400m in extra aid for Gaza in flotilla aftermath