"Obama asked for a settlement freeze and failed." Therefore why should Abbas try to negotiate? Are you kidding. Obama was clumsy and tried to get Israel to take on a big political lobby (settlers) without a guarantee that it'll produce anything. It was a dopey move. Settlers can be moved - see Gaza, Yamit (Sinai) - but Israel has to see that it'll produce something tangible. Yamit was evacuated AFTER final peace talks with Egypt, not before. It worked. Can't Abbas be expected to learn from Egypt??? Gaza was evacuated unilaterally and Hamas took over. Didn't work. A freeze in communities that are going to be part of Israel anyway is just a grandstanding gesture that will cause an unnecessary political fight. Why push Netanyahu to expend his political capital on that? He'd need it for the real talks if only Abbas would sit down with him. I support a freeze, but not in a vaccuum. Learn from Egypt!
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from the article: Abbas: Mideast peace deal won't happen with me
Netanyahu calls on the international community to 'condemn the desecration of synagogues which is just another result of unending Palestinian incitement.'11:20 07.02.16 | 0 comments