e fact that Abbas can't deliver because he has no way to bind Hamas and Gazastan to a peace deal. Israelis not going to trade "Land-for-rockets", so no point in making gestures to Abbas. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dr. L. Brnd
    • 11.05.12 | 03:22 (IDT)

    Clinton, Obama and Abbas are going to have to ditch their "no Jewish apartments" precondition and return to unconditional talks. The pressure should be on Abbas not to miss this opportunity, rather than to try to bring him more something-for-nothing "gestures" which he never repays. Congress and the American people understand this, which is why Hussein gets slapped down by 90+ percent of our Congress every time he tries to push Bibi around on this issue. It is what Obama himself calls his "early missteps" that have cost him all credibility with Israel. He has visited more than a dozen Arab and Muslim countries, some several times, but refuses to visit Israel. That in itself is a reason not to trust him.

    from the article: Clinton to Netanyahu: Use unity cabinet to advance Mideast peace
    First published 01:07 11.05.12 | Last updated 01:07 11.05.12
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