'I accept that the comments that Ken Livingstone has made make it more difficult for Londoners of Jewish faith to feel that the Labour Party is a place for them,' says mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.03:33 02.05.16 | 0 comments
The US wants Abbas to go to direct talks but at the same time says it would be ''political suicide' to do so while settlements continue and talks do not resume where they left off in 2008. If Abbas goes for direct talks, 'the US administration can push forcefully for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state'. This is a contradiction: if Obama cannot influence settlement freezes or issues about E Jerusalem, how can he have any influence in direct talks? This sounds like Obama under pressure and blackmailing Abbas to keep Israel happy, so that it can announce the failure of peace talks and continue it's settlement policies without interruption.