Now how do you work that out? By my reckoning, Abbas would not have attended the talks at all if Netanyahu hadn't made any move at all. We all know that the freeze wasn't a freeze at all, which is what kept Abbas away but at least some things were temporarily arrested, which gave Obama the chance to twist Abbas's arm. Peculiar article. The product of thinking that is quite as convoluted as this government's.
UN human rights office 'deeply disturbed' by Libya death sentences (Reuters)
from the article: ANALYSIS / The settlement freeze only hindered negotiations