As long as the Palestinians believe the Obama administration's line that the current status quo is not sustainable (see Roger Cohen's piece in today's NY Times), they will continue to believe that time is on their hand and that there is no need for concessions. Maybe, Netanyahu is right and a better way for Abbas to make concessions is for Israel to stop negotiating altogether. Let us then see if the lies of BDS movement calling Israel an Apartheid state have any tractions. In the meantime, tangible losses for the Palestinians on the ground in the form of settlements and lower standards of living may prove to Abbas that as far as Israel is concerned, the status quo is indeed sustainable.
Week of floods kills 22 in Vietnam (DPA)
from the article: Waiting for the Palestinian Godot