Good! There's no reason for Abbas to continue in the talks with Israel continuing to nibble away in Palestinian territory - it only serves Netanyahu's purpose in the long run... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    And besides, in today's world, time no longer works for Israel like it did before...so while Bibi is waiting for the Obama administration to slip into the past, Israel sinks ever lower in the international perspective, which pushes an imposed settlement closer to the brink - or if not - then widespread independent embargos by UN member nations, which will inevitably lead to sanctions(because the U.S. will eventually come around to it - just like it did with S.Africa). Abbas knows he's only got time for one shot at a viable Palestinian state, and he knows that making allowances for Israel's settlement disease isn't going to get it for him.

    from the article: Arab League endorses Palestinian decision to halt peace talks
    First published 22:08 08.10.10 | Last updated 22:08 08.10.10
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