that the U.S. administration will further make additional impositions on Israel such as the 10 month settlement construction freeze or other dramatic gestures before the direct talks. There's no reason not to enter diplomatic talks, as in fact, there's very little difference between PM Netanyahu and former PM Ehud Olmert, who willingly negotiated a reasonably close peace agreement to the liking of President Abbas and his negotiating team. Further delay won't press the U.S. against Israel - it's closest ally in the Middle East. And what does President Abbas say about Hamas and IJ's uncompromising nonacceptance of any peace agreement between Israel and the PA?
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