Without an EJ freeze, it becomes meaningless. America is paying Israel to play. Israel must pay the Palestinians to play. They only way to do this is with the complete freeze. If the Palestinians don't play, then nobody plays. What the Americans will give to Israel is hardware and guarantees which will enhance Israels security for many years to come. What the Israelis will give to the Palestinians is a temporary construction freeze which is here today and gone tomorrow, leaving no trace that it ever existed. If this deal is not good enough for Israel, maybe they need to find a more generous sugar daddy.
Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah in White House later this month (Reuters)
from the article: Eli Yishai looks to Washington to free him from settlement freeze trap