Abbas has found a good way to break the logjam - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    We should all be thankful to Abbas for discovering a diplomatic way to break the logjam with Israel. Up to now, it was in Israeli right-wing interest to stall peace talks with the Palestinians because they could expect to settle more and more of the West Bank to the point that a division of the land will become impossible. By going to the UN, Abbas is going to eliminate this incentive. Once the UN recognizes Palestine as a state, it will rush to become a member of the ICC (International Criminal Court) and then report every Israeli leader involved in settlement activity as war criminal. I assume such an indictment will be issued by the ICC. This will bring the settlement enterprise to its bitter end. After that, there will be peace talks.

    from the article: Quartet to hold meetings with Israel, PA officials in Jerusalem in late October
    First published 19:57 17.10.11 | Last updated 19:57 17.10.11
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