Hello, Joe Biden! According to a Haaretz article in September written by Aluf Benn, Netanyahu is in accord with a position paper published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs to the effect that Israel must keep Area "C" in any peace agreement. Since Area "C" is 60% of the West Bank and since the settlements, nature reserves, settler-only roads, blockades and checkpoints turn the rest of the West Bank into a series of isolated ghettoes, it is clear that any resulting Palestinian "state" would not be a viable state with territitorial contiguity, but would be in the words of Colin Powell "a phony state that's dicied into a thousand different pieces." So, its time for the US to denounce Netanyahu's gratuitous insult to Biden, call Mitchell home and prepare to announce recognition of a Palestinian state within the pre-67 boundaries as the EU is prepared to do, and follow that up with cessation of military aid and the imposition of economic sanctions.
Clashes in Nabi Saleh leave soldier, officer and Palestinian lightly wounded (Haaretz)
from the article: Arab League chief: Abbas won't enter indirect peace talks now