The settlement issue is a sideshow and a distraction. On the main issue of Jerusalem, and specifically the Temple Mount, the Palestinians have approached this as if it can only be theirs, with no possibility of sharing, even though it is the holiest site for Jews. This is what it is all about. The Iranians will not allow the Palestinians to be flexible. So if Abbas want real peace, he needs to break his ties with the Iranians and show us that he can be a Nelson Mandela. Unfortunately this will not happen.
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