Abbas does not represent the 50% of his "people" ruled by Hamas (which rejects and peace treaty or recognition of Israel), and Abbas can not even agree to anything Israel roposes, because he has to get permission from the Arab League Foreign Ministers for everything. Mitchell talking to Abbas is just one messenger boy talking to another messenger boy. Israel does not have a "peace partner" to negotiate with. Arab League won't talk to Israel because this motley collection of potentates and military dictators also reject ever recognizing the Jewish State of Israel, as Egypt and Jordan have both done. Israel needs to talk to actual decision makers who represent their people, for there to ever be peace negotiations that can go anywhere. I'm trying to figure out what the point is of a "Palestinian Arab State of their own" if the Arab League is going to run it and call the shots.
UN agency warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees due to lack of funding (AP)