All this talk about unilateralism or ultimatums are really activities of the past and sincere partners to a peace agreement sit and talk directly. PM Netanyahu has repeated requested this and the U.S. should not force the parties to do so either. Both Israel and the PA must take this initiative. So President Abbas knows that these direct talks will indicate whether this coalition government (why would Labour be included otherwise?) has goodwill to continue where the December 2008 talks ended.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)