'The US & EU have already ruled out supporting any unilateral decleration of statehood so that leaves Abbas with 2 options. 1) Say we lost 2) Negotiate unconditionally' The 3rd choice of course is to say it's a complete crock of a deal, there is nothing whatesoever to be gained from talking to Israel, Hamas was right all along, let the 3rd intifada commence. I mean realistically, the Palestinians are never going to accept Israel taking a third of the land and the capital and so on. Far better to admit talks are pointless and use the only remaining weapon available to them, in the absence of help from the US or EU, passive and active resistance for as long as it takes.
U.S. army tests ballistic missile interceptor off Hawaii (AP)
from the article: ANALYSIS / Netanyahu senses Obama's weakness on Jerusalem