Let's start with the most obvious: in 2003 both Israel and the PLO ***agreed*** on the path that they were both to take to a negotiated end to this conflict i.e. they both ***agreed*** to the Road Map. Abbas has followed thru on his obligations, and Bibi - so sorry, but this is undeniably true - has always refused to carry out his. THAT's why there are no negotiations i.e. Netanyahu is demanding that he be allowed to renege on his committments, and Abbas will not allow Bibi to wriggle out that easily.
North Korea insists it 'regrets,' not apologizes, over mine blast that killed 2 South soldiers (AP)
from the article: U.S. should recognize Palestinian state