a resolution of the boundaries and the status of the west bank territory. They won't do that but prefer to go to the UN to put presure on Israel. Building settlements is really the only significant leverage Israel can apply. The next step is for Abbas to sit down and seriously negotiate on the condition that construction is put on hold. His nickel, which he prefers to spend on subway rides to the UN.
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from the article: Building out of spite