Washington mission in attempt to convince the PA leadership, President Abbas, to enter direct talks with the Government of Israel. What's next - special delivery of a Tunisian laffa sandwich from an Israeli eatery only 10 minutes away from Ramallah to convince President Abbas that the Likud-led government is willing to make the difficult territorial concessions? The suspense continues in the efforts to establish the peace agreement for the two states alongside one another. Oy!
Death toll in Ankara blasts rises to 86 (AP)
from the article: U.S. upgrades diplomatic ties with Palestinians in bid to woo Abbas