American media has reported that Abbas will pull out of the talks if construction resumes. The average American may not care about the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem but they will become fed up with Israel if the freeze ends. Maybe Mark Regev can convince them that building isn't really building when it is natural growth or remodelling. That would be a tough sell if video of new building makes it onto the news.
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White House: Davutoglu's departure won't affect Turkey-U.S. cooperation against ISIS (Reuters)
from the article: U.S.: Settlement freeze will be discussed during direct peace talks