There's an argument that goes, "If Abbas sees Obama lean on Netanyahu and demand concessions, then Abbas will harden his stand and demand more and more and more." Stupid. If Abbas sees Obama get concessions from Netanyahu, and then Obama demands a concession from Abbas, is Abbas going to say no? Obama doesn't have to get an agreement. He can walk away and tell the world who's preventing peace.
Clinton: U.S. must "make clear" to Putin that Russia cannot be creating chaos in Syria (Reuters)
from the article: Dershowitz: Obama needs hard line on Iran to win Israeli support