olmert and abbas had negotiated without one-sided brokers. abbas said no. the palestinians always say no. that is unlike the jews who had accepted partition. did anyone negotiate in place of the battered jews? no? then why can't the palestinians negotiate for themselves? are they children? if the arabs, the europeans, americans, and now brazil, would mind their own business, it would be better for all concerned. however, if the americans want to play "honest broker," they cannot take sides--by definition.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: It's time for Netanyahu to say yes to Obama