as usual, abbas is attempting to further his cause through blackmail, rather than engaging in diplomacy. however, the arabs, as usual, have been caught in their own ill laid trap. the goldstone report is undoubtedly an irritant to israel. should it be allowed to be adopted by the security council, it will become a huge embarrassment to most member states. that is the reason for objections by china, the us and the uk. it would also become a very ill conceived legal precedent which would haunt the international community for all future reference.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: PA: Advance peace talks or we'll take Goldstone report to court