Abbas can lift the pressure and transfer it all to Netanyahu in one easy stroke. He need only hold a press Conference when George Mitchell arrives and announce that he, Abbas, is agreeing to direct talks, mediated by Mitchell. he should be sure to invite the entire Israeli press corps. With the cameras rolling, he announces that he invites Netanyahu to a first open and public meeting for negotiations to be held in one week, at Orient House in East Jerusalem. He might just also have maps of his security and borders proposals that Netanyahu has refused to respond to available for the press. Erekat can translate for everybody into Hebrew, for those who do not understand English or Arabic. Netanyahu can show up to negotiate or be exposed as the FRAUD he is.
Kurdish rebels attack Turkish government lodgings (AP)