Seems to me there are a lot of people here who do not read the news. Abbas has not refused to talk. Abbas ,firstly, has asked Israel to abide by its signed RoadMap agreement and cease construction of settlements. Not a precondition...an obligation for Israel to abide by. Secondly Abbas has said he will talk with Netanyahu after the UNGA vote....what part of that, does Netanyahu and the rest who seem blind and deaf,do you not understand?
Judge orders Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker to undergo psychiatric evaluation (Haaretz)
from the article: An open letter to Netanyahu: It's time to speak to Abbas