"I demanded a complete freeze of settlement construction for six months, including in East Jerusalem. I have yet to receive an answer." (Mahmoud Abbas) Who, in his right senses, would agree to negotiate on a piece of land while its occupant refuses to stop building on it? It has been agreed by both sides that the status of Jerusalem is subject to negotiation. What kind of Palestinian leader could agree to negotiate over illegally annexed East-Jerusalem while the other side is demonstrating every day its unwillingness to stop building there, in its unrelenting efforts to unify it with the Western part of the city. Abbas is no quisling. "Israel gave up Sinai and Gaza ... " (SDHD) This is a most biased presentation of what actually happened, and says a lot about your intellectual honesty. Israel returned the Sinai back into the hand of an Arab chief of state against a peace treaty. Gaza was abandoned into nobody's hand, with then-PM Sharon going to great length to prevent the Chairman from claiming credit for it. We Israelis are now paying the price: An islamist enclave we cannot live with, nor defeat. And a Chairman further weakened.
53-year-old Israeli woman lightly wounded by stone-throwing near Efrat settlement (Haaretz)