"Obama should also refuse to meet Netanyahu until the settlements are stopped/" Agreed! And freezing the settlements is only the first step. The main issue is to withdraw all settlements from Palestinian land as specified in the Geneva Accord. Israel will do anything to avoid talking about that. Abbas might send a copy of the Accord to Netanyahu in New York, and another to Obama's advisors in Washington. who seem to be dedicated to hammering compromise down Abbas' throat instead of Netanyahu's where perhaps it might do some good.
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from the article: Abbas refusal to meet Netanyahu could scuttle tripartite talk plan