Of course a democratic government is not going to ‘easily evacuate hundreds of thousands of settlers’, that is why Abbas needs the support of much of the rest of the world and why it is a waste of time for all concerned to sit down yet again. If Israel really wants a two state solution then it needs to make a real gesture by stopping further settlement expansion and starting to dismantle those that would have to go anyway. Otherwise there will in time be a single state in which case, I suppose the thinking goes that the more settlers there are in place the better?
NYT: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden considering run for 2016 presidency (Reuters)
from the article: No realistic chance of permanent Middle East peace