During the indirect as well as limited direct positions, Abbas just repeated his maximalist demands. Just yesterday he stated he will not agree to territory swaps nor to drop the "right to return". He never declared his minimal positions. Israel should also refuse to state lesser positions,lest they become the minimum positions of the West, with pressure exerted for further retreats. Shaath should reveal his minimum demands for a deal, and if they are identical to his maximum demands, there is no reason for Israel to veer from its maximum positions.
Two seriously wounded in crime-related shooting in Netanya (Haaretz)
from the article: Does Israel want peace or to play the blame game?