Abbas has been turning down direct talks because of Netanyahu's refusal to acknowledge the scope of their purpose - which in turn, Natanyahu has been using to portray him as holding up their progress - - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • WeCan2
    • 13.08.10 | 06:03 (IDT)

    But by invoking the Quartet initiative as a basis for the talks, Abbas has dumped it right back on Netanyahu's lap - because the initiative represents an international consensus of expectations for these negotiations - and what it outlines is exactly what Abbas has been asking that Netanyahu acknowledge...and exactly what Netanyahu refuses to do. Call it a trump...LOL.

    from the article: EU: Abbas close to accepting direct Mideast peace talks
    First published 04:50 13.08.10 | Last updated 04:50 13.08.10
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