Or is the USA in fact telling him, not asking him, what will be? In the same way it is telling, not asking, Abbas. To carry out a negotiation that accepts the Green Line as a starting-point, Likud will need Kadima's support, because it sure won't have it from the extremist parties on the right. Do we see Netanyahu being forced to manoeuvre to Obama's tune? No doubt he will try to delay and block any talks by making impossible conditions and demands, as Israel always does. But 2 years sounds like all the time Obama is prepared to give before imposing a solution. Beilin is very well placed to know what's going on due to his connections with the Geneva Accord group, which has some senior PA guys on it.
Entrance to Jerusalem's Old City to be opened to residents, Israeli citizens and tourists (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu: No more excuses - time is ripe for Mideast peace