I can't understand why all the "defenders of the palestinian people" are so dense. Of course, Bibi doesn't actually want direct talks with Abbas. Why should he?? Israel has nothing to gain from direct talks. Bibi goes on US television and lays his heart on the line about his love for peace and his willingness to talk to Abbas anywhere, anytime. It is that message that matters, and as long as Abbas is too afraid to call Bibi's bluff, Bibi wins, palestinians get to watch as more settlements are build, and Obama is trapped in a corner. The only battle of any importance for Bibi, Abbas, and Obama is the battle for the hearts and minds of the american people and Bibi just pulled ahead..
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from the article: Obama to Abbas: I will make every effort to ensure Palestinian statehood