if this has been reported accurately then it's quite serious, the dummest move abbas ever made at a given point or a really telling one about what all this is really about. akiva eldar argued here the other day that when abbas would respond to bibi's demands by saying 'it's not the pals' business to decide what kind of state the israelis want', bibi would't accept it & would keep pushing the demand for recognition. but abbas obviously hasn't said such words (if he did, that could be deemed acceptable at this point). now abbas has given the whole israeli right their preferred feast & they're gonna use it for all it's worth. you can hardly blame them. what an awfully stupid circus this is!
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)