Who is Obama trying to help out here? It's certainly not Israel. He appears to have gone over to the other side. The pot is all stirred up over the building process in Jerusalem with his help and rioting has ensued worse than people have seen in years. Trouble has brewed there completely out of bounds since he took this stand of demanding no building from Israel; and I note this is a demand that is not even on the table to be discussed. He wants settlement before discussion and arbitration. What kind of a deal is this? I just hope that Netanyahu doesn't take the bait and allow himself to be pushed into this corner.
The New Republic http:://www.tnr.com/article/world/the-crisis
Victor Sharpe and Stanley Goldfoot: http://www.thejerusalemconnection.us/news-archive/2010/03/18/an-open-letter-to-the-world-from-jerusalem.html