There has been more pre-meeting posturing than usual, I suppose, but we, and if there is a God in heaven, the media, should just tune out and let the games begin! Israel is in the enviable position of having all the cards, and if nothing is agreed to, Israel wins. But Israel is also in a bad place because the world knows full well that only it can move the process forward. the Palestinians have nothing left to give. Israel has it all and better stop laughing. The larger world is turning away.
Turkish warplanes destroy PKK targets in northern Iraq, say military sources (Reuters)
from the article: U.S.: Settlement freeze will be discussed during direct peace talks