The powerful European countries which apparently support a Palestinian state on pre-1967 borders, urged Abbas to start direct talks recently. Wouldn't they have been more honest and dignified if they had, in line with their UN stance of the creation of a Palestinian state, urged Israel to accept longstanding UN guidelines on borders to resolve the issue, before starting direct talks? Direct talks without crucial foundations will soon enough push Abbas into the abyss.
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from the article: U.S. presses Abbas to resume direct peace talks with Israel