It's quite disappointing to hear that President Abbas not only doesn't have faith in the U.S. administration or the current Israeli leadership, when he himself cannot deliver consensus amongst the Palestinians as to what the ME map should look like. The Quartet has set a goal of an independent Palestinian state in 2011 and therefore, the agreement of temporary borders, all based on U.N. Sec. Council Resolutions 242 and 338, is a step forward. One doesn't have to remind President Abbas that an aggressive imposition sets reactions unnecessarily, which are not warranted at this time by all the parties because the movement towards reconciliation requires a gradual acceptance of the realities on the ground and building trust. Heavy handedness in the Middle East does not work very well with the majority of the populations. We've seen this throughout the decades. It's beneficial to begin proximity talks soon and then full negotiations on all core issues.
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from the article: Abbas urges Obama to impose Mideast peace solution