As a potential facilitator of peace, the usa and Obama must stand firm against continuing Israeli expansion of settlements in East Jerusalem. Palestinians have long planned to place the capital of an independent Palestine in East Jerusalem. Negotiations for a peace settlement have been stalled for years, with the settlement policy a major issue of contention. The American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) and others are pressuring Obama to change his stand. But, Americans who want to insure a secure future for Israel, with justice and freedom for Palestinians, must support the President, and cease lobbying for the incorrect stance of the old Netanyahu government. Especially since the two parts of Palestine may be settling their differences, and peace is, therefore, more possible than in a long time, Obama's stance is correct and should be maintained; now.