Netanyahu suddenly going into negotiations? Who said that the statehood vote was such a bad idea? The clear and present danger of a big PR victory for the Pals forced Israel to act. Great. However, the Palestinians and the rest of the world shouldn't get too excited about this. Netanyahu will try to buy time with endless demands and back and forth, while desperately trying to block any real progress. The Pals should expose any such tactics, so that there's constant pressure on Israel to reach a deal. To talk the talk isn't good enough, the Israelis have to walk the walk, too. On the roadmap that leads them out of the Westbank.
Former ruling party in Yemen says it accepts UN-brokered peace plan (Reuters)