It just might be that Mitchell and Obama will come up with an American plan that both sides will love and hate. Much like the tax issues in the US that both sides love and hate. But in this case, the US won't allow one side to hold the other hostage to the desires of the majority in the center on both sides to have some peace. Of course, the US Congress, led by the Republicans will try and insert as many poison pills as possible, like that undivided Jerusalem stuff. But that was recognition of the Jerusalem captured in 1967, not the one that includes half of Bethlehem and all of the Jordan rift Valley. This might prove to be an interesting method. And why would Mitchell share everything Abbas says with Netanyahu? What has Netanyahu ever done for Obama or Mitchell?
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)