Abbas is very wisely using the killing them with kindness approach. He is using proximity talks and the media attention it brings to his every communique to essentially offer what has already been agreed to in previous negotiations. This approach will eventually create an environment where Israel under Bibi can no longer hold out on freezing settlements and start real negotiations. With Abbas "giving away the kitchen sink", Bibi will be shamed into "concessions on settlement building", which in normal speak is conformity with international law! Just watch for what comes next: 1. Abbas offers to negotiate on limited right of return for Palestinians OR compensation. 2. Abbas agrees on joint access to water. 3. Abbas agrees on demilitarized state. 4. Abbas agrees to allow settlements to remain under Palestinian law. Just to name a few...
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